The direct import option is not available with all online databases or library catalogues. However, a bibliographic record can still be downloaded to your computer from the database or catalogue and imported into your EndNote library.
An EndNote filter (file extension *.enf) is a file that contains the instructions EndNote needs in order to translate a library record into an EndNote compatible format. Most databases require a specific filter. Your EndNote installation comes with a number of filter files and additional filters can be found in the ANU Online EndNote site or by searching the Internet. Save new filter files to the filter folder in the Endnote directory.
Not all databases subscribed to by ANU have filters for downloading references into EndNote. To see the list of filters supplied with the software go to the EndNote Edit menu and select Import Filters and then Open Filter Manager.
When you bring up the list you will need to scroll to the database you wish to use, then look in the Information Provider column to check to see if the provider is one that the ANU uses. Some databases are listed here that the ANU does not subscribe to.
When you click on/select the database you intend to use, you will see a set of download instructions in the Comments box at the bottom of the page. These can give you valuable tips about how to save your data so that it will work with this filter. Any time you fail to import results with a filter you should come back and read these instructions as failure to follow these directions can be a reason for unsuccessful importing.
Place a tick in the box beside the filters you will be using. This will make them available in the import menu
Tip: Other filter files can be located from various sources, including the EndNote website. Take care when sourcing the files; it is important to use the correct file for the resources used at ANU.
University installations of Endnote should contain all the required Filter Files. If you require additional files, the ANU Online EndNote site contains a great number of them. Other Filter Files can be located from various sources, including the EndNote website. If possible, save new Filter Files to the appropriate Endnote directory at C:\Program Files\EndNote X*\Filters (Windows) or Applications/EndNote X*/Filters (Mac). They will then be available from the Import button on the EndNote library window toolbar.
By default EndNote should look to the correct folders when choosing filer files. However, as this may have been changed on shared machines, it is worthwhile checking the location before you begin. To do this:
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