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Reading Lists: Guide for Academic Staff

Importing from Endnote

Resources in an Endnote Library can be imported into Leganto to be added to a Reading List.  

  1. In EndNote (desktop), select the citations you would like to import and click the arrow symbol from the toolbar icons to export
  2. Select a location to save the file onto your device.
  3. Clearly name the file, including manually adding .ris to the end of the name.
    E.g. "Endnote for Leganto.ris"
  4. Complete the other fields as below:
    1. Type: Text File (*txt)
    2. Output style: RefMan (RIS)
      1. If you don't see the RefMan option, choose Select Another Style
      2. Scroll down to RefMan (RIS) Export and click Choose
  5. Click Save 

Click the image to see a larger version. 

 You can now add these items into your Reading List 


  1. In Leganto, go to the section you would like to import your resources into (or create a new section)
  2. Click the ellipses [...] menu and select Import
  3. Either drag your saved file into the box, or click to browse your device
  4. Click Confirm 
  5. Your resources will now be added to your section and you can close the pop up window. 
NOTE: If you would like to move any of your citations into a different section, follow the instructions in the Maintaining Lists - Editing resources section of this guide. 
  1. If the item is a full text eBook or a full text electronic journal article you will see it has automatically been set to Complete.
NOTE: This means it requires no library mediation and will be immediately accessible to your students when the Reading List has been published.


  1. If the item is a print book, you will see it has been set to Being Prepared.
NOTE: This means that it requires library mediation (e.g. purchasing more copies, or moving existing items into the Course Reserves (high demand) section of the library). 

The item will be visible to your students, and they will see a direct link to the library's catalogue and its current availability (e.g. if it is on order, they will see its current status). 

Add items to your Collection

You can import your Endnote resources to your whole list, and then into individual sections by adding them to your Collection



  1. In Leganto, from the menu in the top left corner of your screen, select Collection
  2. Click the ellipses [...] menu and select Import
  3. Either drag your saved file into the box, or click to browse your device
  4. Click Confirm 
  5. Your resources will now be added to your Collection and you can close the window. 
  1. Go to your Reading List.
  2. From within the list, click on Add Items+
  3. Select Collection.
  4. The most recently added items will appear at the top. 
  1. Click on each item individually and select the option to Add to: Clipboard and then click the blue button to Add to Clipboard. (Do this only for items that you would like to add to a specific section. e.g. select all of your Week 1 items). 
  1. Navigate to the top right hand menu and select the far right image of the Clipboard, that will now have a red number highlighted.


  1. Open the section that you wish to add your items to and hover your mouse over that section.
  2. You will see two options appear, to move or copy items into a section. Select move
Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.


  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.