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Quick help on citing sources and tools for storing and organizing sources.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/citations Print Guide

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Zotero & UW Libraries Search

  • Direct exports from main search screen using the Zotero address bar icons work as expected.
  • Direct exports from the e-Shelf do not work; RIS exports from the e-shelf provide unsatisfactory results. Your best bet is to import items directly from your search screen
 

RefWorks & UW Libraries Search

  • Direct exports to RefWorks are available for both individual records (using the Share/Save menu) and groups of marked records in the e-Shelf (using the "Push to" menu)
  • Data will require a bit of clean-up: one or more authors will have a double entry and book records will have the location repeated in the Publisher field in RefWorks records imported from UW Libraries Search.
 

Mendeley & UW Libraries Search

  • Direct exports via Mendeley's web importer tool currently do not work.There is no projected fix at this time.
  • Work-around: Save single or multiple records in RIS format [see instructions in the box below] and then import them into Mendeley Desktop
  • To import RIS files into Mendeley Desktop, go to File --> Import --> RIS; navigate to RIS fiie you saved to your computer (it should be called something like Primo_RIS_Export.ris) and  import into Mendeley

Note: RIS imports only work in the installed desktop version of Mendeley, not in Mendeley's web interface.

 

EndNote/EndNote Basic & UW Libraries Search (beta)

  • Direct exports to EndNote are available for both individual records (using the Share/Save menu) and groups of marked records in the e-Shelf (using the "Push to" menu)
  • Data will require a bit of clean-up: for book records, one or more authors will have a double entry and the location will be repeated in the Publisher field in  records imported from UW Libraries Search.

 

RIS Exports in UW Libraries Search (beta)

RIS Exports

RIS is a standardized tag format developed by Research Information Systems to enable citation data exchange. The .ris format is supported by many citation management programs. You can save single or multiple records from UW Libraries Search in RIS tagged format.

To save a single item in RIS tagged format, click on any of the tabs underneat the item in your search results screen. In the Share/Save menu, select Export RIS. Keep the default encoding (UTF-8) and save the file to your computer. You can then import the file into your citation management program.

To save multiple records in RIS tagged format, click the star icon to move them into the e-Shelf, then click on the link to e-Shelf in the upper right part of the screen. Select the records you'd like to export, then select "Push ot Export RIS" [illustrated below] and save the resulting file to your computer. You may then import the saved .ris file into a citation managment program.

 

Quick Citation Tool

There is currently no satisfactory quick-cite feature in UW Libraries Search interface. A tool is being tested but is not yet adequate.

The tool under testing produces inaccurate citations, especially omitted elements (e.g., 2nd & 3rd authors, journal volume numbers). Do not use the test tool if citation accuracy is important to your work:

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