Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2017     Views: 73

You may be able to download Aspire reading lists directly into EndNote Online 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 Online as your destination (it may say EndNote web).

  • Enter your EndNote Online login details, and the references on the reading list will be automatically added to your EndNote Online 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 Desktop library and transfer references across to your EndNote Online library from within the EndNote Desktop program.

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

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