There are currently seven citation styles to choose from when exporting your source details. These include:
To generate a source citation from your list of search results, click the three-dot icon located in the top right of each brief record from the results page after conducting a search.
Clicking the three-dot icon will reveal a number of citation style and management options pictured in the following image.
Choose the "Citation" option, select your preferred citation style, and copy the citation generated into your reference list.
Library Search supports quick citation exports via RIS files into citation mangers such as EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, or any other citation manager. This can be done by selecting the Export RIS option from the same three-dot menu shown above.
RIS is a bibliographic citation file saved in a format developed by Research Information Systems or RIS.
Citations can also be exported as BibTeX file and imported into citation managers including EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and others - this feature is also included under the three-dot menu.
BibTeX is a bibliographic citation format which is often used with the LaTeX document preparation system. Though BibTeX is compatible with most citation managers, exporting citations as a RIS file may be more reliable as it is more standardized.
Visit the Citation management at UVic: Compare tools page to identify the different features available in the various citation managers and determine which is the best option for you.
Library Search also supports citation exporting in groups of two or more. To export more than one citation at a time, save your sources to My Favourites. Then select each item you would like to export individually by placing a check mark to the left of the record or create a group by choosing one of your labels from the right side as highlighted in the following image.
Next, locate the three-dot icon to access your export options.
Then choose Export RIS (note that Export BibTeX is also available).
Finally, bypass the "encoding" feature (unless you have a preferred electronic standard) and select Download. The Download option will save your group of citations in the RIS format in the location you choose. If you are not able to find the file, check your computer's Downloads folder.
Items can also be exported in bulk to Excel. This option can be found in the same menu as above. Select "Export to Excel," which is the first option in this menu. Click on File Type to specify the format in which the spreadsheet will be downloaded - you can choose between XLSX and CSV. Click the Download button to have this file saved locally to your computer.