Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017 Views: 21
This six-step process is a relatively easy way to import citations and PDFs from EndNote into Zotero:
- In EndNote, select the citations you want to export and then go to File > Export; a dialog box will pop up asking you where to save the export file.
- Navigate to your EndNote data directory (typically, My Documents\endnote.Data); this directory contains a 'PDF' folder, but you should be sure to select the data directory rather than any sub-directory; this is important: Zotero will look for file attachments in a directory relative to the RIS file you are exporting now. If this file is located in the wrong place during import into Zotero, file attachments will not be imported.
- Set the output style to "RefMan (RIS) Export" and save as a .txt file; if you want to export a subset of your library and have selected specific items to export, check the 'Export Selected References' box; otherwise, make sure it is unchecked.
- In Zotero, go to File > Import.
- Find and double-click the 'RefMan (RIS) Export' file (the .txt file) that was exported from EndNote.
- Citations are added to a Zotero collection sharing the same name as the .txt file (in most cases 'My EndNote Library').
(To rename this collection, right-click on it and select 'Rename Collection.')
Go to https://www.zotero.org/support/kb/importing_records_from_endnote for additional information.
Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses found at https://www.zotero.org/support/licensing. Additional content may have been adapted from the Zotero LibGuide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.