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EndNote Online: Collect

New reference

To add a new reference:

  • Click on New Reference under the Collect tab
  • Choose the appropriate Reference Type using the drop down menu
  • Fill out the field as required
  • You can place your reference into a group by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the arrow beside Groups:
  • Your reference will be saved automatically

To edit a reference:

  • Click on the reference title
  • Click on the field you wish to edit and make your changes
  • To save the changes click or tab outside that field
  • You can revert your changes by clicking the Revert Reference button.

Direct Export

To use direct export you must install the EndNote Online Plug-in. Select Download Installers under the Options tab and follow the instructions.

The method for using direct export for EndNote Online is the same as for the desktop version.

  • Choose your database and perform your search
  • Select the required references and export
  • At Choose Destination under Export to: select EndNote Web and click OK
  • Complete your EndNote Online Login details if required

Your references will now appear in Unfiled under All My References.  To find your new references use the drop down arrow for Sort by: and click on Added to Library -- newest to oldest.

Online search

You can use the Online Search feature to retrieve records from library catalogues and some databases.

It is possible to create a favourites list by clicking Select Favorites.

  • Click on Online Search under the Collect tab
  • Select the required catalogue or database using the drop down menu
  • Click on Connect
  • Enter your search terms
  • Select retrieve all records or select a range of records to retrieve
  • Click on Search and then Retrieve
  • Tick the required records and choose your group from the drop down menu Add to group...


The Capture button will appear in the EndNote Online browser toolbar once the EndNote Online Plug-in has been installed (to install the Plug-in, click on Download Installers under the Options tab and follow the instructions).

Capture will scan the bibliographic information stored on a web page and creates a pre-filled reference.

  • Go to the individual record after conducting your search
  • Click on Capture button.
  • Complete or modify the fields in the new reference window.
  • Click on the Save to button

Exporting from the Curtin Libary Catalogue

For an individual reference:

Make sure you are logged into the catalogue

  • Perform your search as required
  • Click on the title of the item for full details or the three dots... (Show actions options)
  • Now click on the EndNote Online  icon 
  • Sign into your EndNote Online account (or create one if required)
  • In EndNote go into the My References tab and your records will appear under Unfiled
  • Add to Groups as required

For several references:

  • Perform your search as required
  • Add your results to your Favourites by clicking on the pin
  • Go to My Favourites and under SAVED RECORDS select all your required results
  • Click on the three dots...  "push to" actions at the top of the screen then
  • Sign into your EndNote Online account (or create one if desired)
  • Go into the My References tab and your records will appear under unfiled
  • Add to Groups as required

Import references

Use this option when Direct Export is not available.

To import a reference from a database using a filter:

  • From the Collect tab, click on Import References
  • At file: click on Browse... to navigate to the file saved as a .txt file from the database
  • At Import Option select the database filter
  • Select a group to assign the imported references
  • Click on Import