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Introduction to Zotero

A LibGuide to accompany an online workshop for NTU staff and students

Moving from EndNote to Zotero

To move your references from EndNote to Zotero, export references from EndNote to a .RIS file and import the .RIS file into Zotero (References are now added to Zotero)

1) Steps to export references from EndNote to a .RIS file

  • Open EndNote
  • Select all or the required references to export
  • From the 'File' menu select 'Export' 












  • From the export pop up window, use the 'Output style' drop down and choose 'Select Another Style'.

  • Next from the 'Choose A Style' pop up window search 'RIS' and choose 'RefMan (RIS) Export.

  • Save the file as a .RIS file and the file type as text file (.txt). Your EndNote library has been exported into a .RIS file.

2)Steps to import the .RIS file into Zotero

  • Open Zotero
  • From the 'File' menu select 'Import'
  • Choose the .RIS File that was created when you exported the references from EndNote

References are now added to Zotero