Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 51

You may be able to download Aspire reading lists directly into EndNote Web depending upon the settings of the PC or laptop you are using.

On some staff and all student University networked PCs, and on your own laptop/PC, you should be able to:

  • Click on Export citations when in the reading list.

  • Choose EndNote Web as your destination.

  • Enter your EndNote Web login details, and the references on the reading list will be automatically added to your EndNote Web library.

If the direct export function does not work, there is a workaround that works in the Firefox web browser only:

  • Open Aspire in Firefox web browser.

  • In the list view, select Export Citations.

  • A dialogue box will open, select Save File and then OK.

  • Save the RIS file, as you will need to retrieve it in the next step.

  • Open Endnoteweb, select the Collect tab and choose Import Reference.

  • Use the Browse button to select the RIS file you saved in the previous step, select Refman RIS as the import option, choose a group to place the files in and then select Import.

If EndNote is the only option offered, and you are using a University PC, then you can download the list into your EndNote library and transfer references across to your EndNote Web library from within the EndNote program.

Even if you do not intend to use the on-campus EndNote version of the software, you may wish to set up an EndNote library anyway, as a back-up in case you encounter times when downloading to EndNote Web is problematical, but downloading to EndNote works more easily.

Please see the other FAQs for details of how to transfer references from EndNote to EndNote Web.