Answered By: Karen Crinnion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2023     Views: 2149

Yes, you can.

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system designed for producing scientific, technical and mathematical documents. BibTeX is a bibliographic tool used with LaTeX to organise references and create bibliographies.

Some databases allow you to export results in a BibTeX format, those that don't may allow you to export to EndNote.

To export EndNote references into BibTeX format:

  • In EndNote click on Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager
  • Select BibTeX Export and close the Style Manager
  • Choose BibTeX Export from the drop-down list of styles at the top of the screen
  • Highlight the references you wish to export and select File > Export
  • In the dialogue box, name your file, save as a text (.txt) file type in the BibTeX Export output style and click on Save

Endnote style manager window

  • Open the text file in Notepad (or other plain text editor) to check the format
  • Close the file and change the file name to BibTeX format (.bib)
  • You will need to add your own labels to your references before citing them in LaTeX

Further information on LaTeX can be found via the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

To provide more information for users of LaTeX, Adept Scientific have created a guide:  How to...export EndNote references to BibTeX to use in LaTeX  

And a new style: BibTeX Export with Key output style.

You can also use EndNote with Overleaf, a collaborative LaTeX editor.