Q. How can I export a citation from an EBSCO database to my citation manager?

Endnote, Endnote Web, Zotero, etc.


  1. In the EBSCO database, add the records that you wish to export to the temporary folder by clicking on the folder icon under each item.  You will see the folder at the top of the page now has items in it. Once you have everything in the temporary folder click on it to open it up.
  2. Select All to place a checkmark next to all the files. Or, if you only want to export a few, select them manually.
  3. In the righthand column, click on the Export icon.
  4. Here is where you need to choose which option is best depending on your citation manger. Once you have selected the option, click Save and the file will be exported.
    • Direct Export to RIS Format (CITAVI, EasyBib, Endnote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero) -- Mendeley also uses this option. This option downloads a text file to your computer.  You then go into your citation manager and choose the import option to open the text file and the citations will be automatically loaded into your citation manager.
    • Direct Export to Endnote Web -- Use this option if you are using Endnote Web (this is available to WWU students, staff and faculty through our Web of Science database by setting up a personal account).
    • Generic bibliographic management software -- Provides you with the text delineated with field codes that you can then manually import into your software.  The file looks something like this:
TI- Utilizing the I AD index to determine internal quality attributes of apples at harvest and after storage. 
AU- Nyasordzi, Juliana1 
AU- Friedman, Haya1 
AU- Schmilovitch, Zeev2 
AU- Ignat, Timea2 
AU- Weksler, Asya1 
AU- Rot, Illona1 
AU- Lurie, Susan1 slurie43@agri.gov.il 
JN- Postharvest Biology & Technology 
    • Citations in XML format -- Provides you with XML code for the citation.  This looks something like this:

<records><rec resultID="1"><header shortDbName="aph" longDbName="Academic Search Premier" uiTerm="85020391"><controlInfo><bkinfo/><jinfo><jtl>Postharvest Biology & Technology</jtl><issn>09255214</issn></jinfo><pubinfo><dt year="2013" month="03" day="01">Mar2013</dt><vid>77</vid></pubinfo><artinfo><ui type="doi">10.1016/j.postharvbio.2012.11.002</ui><ppf>80</ppf><ppct>7</ppct><formats/><tig><atl>Utilizing the I AD index to determine internal quality attributes of apples at harvest and after storage.</atl></tig><aug><au>Nyasordzi, Juliana</au><au>Friedman, Haya</au><au>Schmilovitch, Zeev</au><au>Ignat, Timea</au><au>Weksler, Asya</au><au>Rot, Illona</au><au>Lurie, Susan</au>

    • Citations in BibTex format--If your citation manager is not listed in any of the above options, check to see if it uses BibTex.
    • Citations in MARC21 format--primarily for librarians to import files into the library catalog
    • Direct Export to RefWorks--self-explanatory
    • Direct Export to EasyBib--self-explanatory


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