The Discovery service offers the ability to export records in a format suitable for loading to EndNoteor other personal bibliographic software packages.
Although these instructions refer to EndNote, the same processes can be used to export to other packages including Reference Manager, ProCite, CITAVI, RefWorks and any other software which uses standard citation import files.
Records can be exported from a number of different points in the Discovery service.These include:
- the Detailed Record screen
- from within a folder of saved records
- from within My Folder in your Discovery account
For information on setting up and using a personal Discovery account, see the separate FAQ, Using your Discovery account.
In all cases, the export procedure is essentially the same. The only difference is how records are selected for export.
- when exporting from the Detailed Record screen, only the record currently in view is exported.
- when exporting from within a folder, you have the option to select specific records for export (or all records in the folder) and an option to remove the records from the folder once the export is complete.
To export citations from Discovery to EndNote, follow these steps:
- Select the records for export, either from the Detailed Record view or from within a folder.
- Click on Export in the right hand column. This will open the Discovery Export Manager screen
- Select the output format for your records. The first option Direct Export to EndNote, ProCite, CITAVI, or Reference Manager will probably suit most cases. This will create a file in RIS format which can be imported to most personal bibliographic software packages. The file includes a URL for each citation which provides a link back to the Detailed record view in Discovery.
- If you wish to save the citations to a file on this computer, click on Save and a standard browser file save dialogue will open. Name the file as you will and save as required.
- If you wish to email the file of citations, either to yourself or to others, click on E-mail and enter the email address you want to send the file to, a subject line for the email, and a comment if desired. When you have entered all the necessary information, click on Send.
To import the citations into EndNote or other personal bibliographic software packages, see the instructions that came with the software. The file exported from Discovery will be in RIS format, so select that as the import format at the relevant point in the process.
There is no facility to search Discovery using the EndNote Online Search tool. Searching the University of Melbourne library catalogue is available, but the rich functionality of Discovery is not compatible with the simplified searching available within EndNote.