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Reference Management

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Adding references to your library

You can add references to your library in the following ways:

  • Import PDFs.
  • Import records from Google Scholar.
  • Import references from an online search e.g., a database.
  • Import records from LibrarySearch (and a range of other international library catalogues).
  • Manually enter references.

Import a reference from LibrarySearch

Adding individual references from Databases

Name of Database / Service Provider Instructions                                                                       
EBSCO
  • On the results screen, select the records you want by clicking on the blue folder to the right of each reference.
  • Click the orange folder towards the right of the results list. Folder has items-Go to folder view
  • Select the items you wish to export and choose Export 
  • Choose Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero) and click Save
  • If your Endnote library is already open, references will download immediately.
IngentaConnect
  • Select the articles you want to download
  • Select  from the menu at the right hand side.
  • Choose Endnote.
  • Click on Save.
  • Click on the dowloaded reference when it appears in the bottom left corner. 
  • The reference will upload to the Endnote library.
JSTOR
  • Mark the articles you wish to save using the checkbox to the left of each item.
  • Click on Export Selected Citations, top right of the results list.
  • Select Export a RIS file (for Endnote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley...)
  • If Endnote is open the download will take place automatically.
OVID Emcare and Ovid Nursing Database
  • Mark the articles you wish to save and choose  Export at the top of the results list.
  • Choose Format = RIS  (not Endnote) and change the Fields to suit.
  • Click Export.
  • If your Endnote library is already open, references will download immediately.
Proquest
  • Mark the articles you wish to save using the checkbox to the left of each item.
  • Choose All save options at top of page.
  • Choose RIS option. If your Endnote library is already open, the references will download immediately
Pubmed
  • Mark the articles you wish to save. 
  • Click on the Send To drop down menu and choose Citation Manager.
  • Create File.
  • If your Endnote library is already open references will download immediately.
SAGE Journals
  • To download an individual article, select the Cite icon. 
  • Select the referencing style.
  • Choose RIS (ProCite, Reference Manager) and then Download. 
  • Click on Save.
  • Click on the dowloaded reference when it appears in the bottom left corner. 
  • The reference will upload to the Endnote library.
Science Direct
  • Mark the articles you wish to save
  • Choose Export at the top of the results list and select Export citation to RIS
  • If your Endnote library is already open, references will download immediately. 
Web of Science
  • Mark the articles you wish to save.
  • Click on Save to Endnote Desktop.
  • If your Endnote library is already open, references will download automatically. 
Zetoc
  • Mark the articles you wish to save. 
  • Click  Download  (top or bottom of screen)
  • Choose  Format = Short labels.
  • Choose  Download = Just tagged 
  • Click Send File 
  • Save the notepad file as a .txt. file in a suitable location
  • Go to EndNote and open your library. Select File > Import
  • Click on Choose file to browse for the reference file you have just saved
  • Click on the drop-down Import Option menu. If the correct import filter is not in the list, select Other filters… and browse for the Zetoc (MIMAS) filter. Click on Import.