EndNote: EI Engineering Village

This software package for managing references (citations) is available free to Monash University students and staff. This guide has information about working with EndNote in the Monash University environment.

Database to EndNote instructions

These instructions describe how to download references from the following databases:

  • Compendex
  • Inspec
  • GeoBase
  • GeoRef
  • US Patents
  • EP Patents
  • Referex

Direct export

  1. Mark desired records
  2. Select Download from the top panel of the search results page

    engineering village records download manager

  3. The Choose your download settings for this session box will appear:

  4. Select My PC under Location
  5. Select RIS (EndNote, Ref. Manager) under Format
  6. Click Save
  7. The File Download box will appear. You may be asked "Do you want to open or save this file?"
  8. Select Open (use the default option offered)
  9. EndNote should launch automatically
  10. Select a library and select Open.
  11. Check the references after you have imported from the database. Some references may need some editing.

Note: When you do this your export settings will be saved for the rest of your session, and the download button will change to Save to my PC (or whichever option you selected). To change your settings, click the arrow to the right of the button.

Import via a filter file

  1. Mark desired records
  2. Select Download from the top panel of the search results page
  3. The Choose your download settings for this session box will appear
  4. Select My PC under Location
  5. Select the RIS (EndNote, Ref. Manager) under Format
  6. Click Save
  7. The File Download box will appear. You may be asked "Do you want to open or save this file?"
  8. Select Save. Give the file a name (e.g. EI-downloads.ris) and accept Save as type to be RIS Formatted File. Click Save
  9. Open EndNote program and a library (File-Open)
  10. From the menu bar, select File-Import-File...
  11. An Import box opens:
    • Import data file: click Choose File and select the file saved at Step 7
    • Import Option: pull down menu and select Other filters. Select appropriate filter (e.g. Ei Compendex Ei)
    • Duplicates: select appropriate option from the pull down menu
    • Text Translation: leave option as No Translation
  12. Click Import

Connecting from Endnote to EI Engineering Village

There is no connection file that enables you to search EI Engineering Village database using the EndNote search interface