Every database provider has a different method for getting citations into EndNote Basic. Some databases allow you to export them directly to EndNote Basic. With other databases, you have to export (download) your citations to a file somewhere on your computer and then import (upload) that file to EndNote Basic.
The following examples demonstrate how this is done in the EBSCOhost databases (direct export method) and in PubMed and Google Scholar (export/import method).
EBSCOhost databases include Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, PsycINFO, etc.
Google Scholar is the more academic side of Google that searches journal articles, books, citations, conference proceedings, and other gray literature. Exporting citations from Google Scholar is a fairly easy process:
1. Click on Scholar Preferences located in the top right part of the screen.
2. Under Scholar Preferences, scroll down to the bottom to Bibliographer Manager. Choose 'Show links to import citations into' and select EndNote from the drop down menu. Click the Save Preferences button (top and bottom of the page) to return to searching.
3. In your search results you will see links below the title to "Import into EndNote". Even results that do not have full-text available will have the import link. Save the file to your computer.
4. Next, you need to import your citation into EndNote Web. So login to your account on the EndNote Web site.
5. Click on the Collect tab and then on Import References.
6. Use the Choose File button to select the file you saved above. Click Open.
7. Under Import Options click on the drop-down list and select EndNote Import.
8. Select a group/folder to put the records in. Click Import.