Citing Sources & Citation Styles

Learn about how to cite works in your research papers. Links to citation software that can help you create and manage your works cited lists.

Exporting Your EndNote Library

Almost all citation management tools are able to import citation libraries from other platforms without much trouble (EndNote -> Zotero; EndNote -> Mendeley; Zotero -> Mendeley; Mendeley -> Zotero). The best way to do this is to EXPORT your current citation library as a *.xml or *.ris file

Exporting your EndNote library as an *.RIS file:

1) Select the citations or library you want to export. Next, click on File then select Export:

EndNote Export Screenshot

2) You need to select Output Style. Choose where on your PC you want to export your citation library. Then click on Output style:

EndNote Output Screenshot

3) To ensure an *.RIS output, choose Select Another Style and search for and select RefMan (RIS) Export -> Choose:

EndNote RIS Export Screenshot

4) Now that you have selected .RIS file type, you must now ensure that you Save as type Text File (*.txt). Next, add .RIS after the File name and then Save:

EndNote Save As File Type screenshot

Your EndNote citations are now saved under your file name as a *.RIS file. You can now import into Zotero or Mendeley.


Exporting EndNote Library as XML file

You should also save your EndNote citation library as a *.XML file. Both Zotero and Mendeley accept XML format as well as *.RIS. To do this, follow step 1 above, but in Step 2, click Save as type *.xml:

EndNote Export as XML Screenshot