Once you’ve found a relevant journal article, it is a good idea to save or export the citation details. Saving and exporting citations lets you use the citation as a reference in your essay or research paper, and keeps your citations organised.
To save or export a citation, simply select the article. While the option may appear differently in each site, the process of selecting and saving/exporting should be the same. Please note that the full text PDF may have to be downloaded separately.
For some databases, you will need to set up a free profile before you can download your citations. This can be useful, since it provides you with additional services such as alerts.
There are three ways to keep your citations together:
Saving citations to email lets you keep your citation details together so that they can be entered in a Word or Excel document. Many databases give the option of different referencing styles that can be emailed to your email account.
By exporting to EndNote reference management program you are able to save your citation to a library created with EndNote.
Note: if you would like training or assistance with EndNote visit the Referencing section on the Library website.