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Citations

Find information about copying and exporting bibliographic citations using My WorldCat, RefWorks, EndNote, and EasyBib.

Overview

A WorldCat record includes the ability to generate bibliographic citations for the displayed work. To copy or export a citation, click Cite/Export within the WorldCat item details. A pop-up window provides citations for the most common citation styles. (Make sure you disable or override any pop-up blocking toolbars or software when clicking the link.) Highlight and copy the citation you need and paste it into a word-processor document or e-mail. Make sure that none of the citation's text formatting has been lost in the process.

Copy a citation

WorldCat records offer the following citation styles:

  • APA – Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association)
  • Chicago – The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press)
  • Harvard – The bluebook: a uniform system of Citation (Harvard Law Review Association)
  • MLA – MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Modern Language Association)
  • Turabian – A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian, Kate L.)

 Note: Some special characters and/or text formatting may be lost or altered when copied into word processing programs or Web-based applications such as e-mail services.

Export a citation

You can also export a citation for the individual item in popular formats such as RefWorks, EndNote and EasyBib.

Export to RefWorks

Before you begin: You must have an account with RefWorks. If you select RefWorks and are not already logged into the RefWorks Web site, WorldCat will launch a new browser window and take you to the site logon page. (If a new window does not open, make sure it is not being blocked by your browser or toolbar software.) Once you have logged in, RefWorks will accept the exported file and display a "Import completed" confirmation.

To export to the http://www.refworks.com/RefWorks research management Web site: Select the Export to RefWorks link. The RefWorks login center window automatically opens. Once you have logged in, RefWorks will accept the exported file and display a "Import completed" confirmation.

Export to EndNote

Before you begin: You must have EndNote® installed on your computer. If you select EndNote and have the software installed on your computer, the application should automatically launch and accept the exported file.

To export to EndNote bibliographic software: Select the Export to EndNote link. EndNote automatically opens and accepts the exported file.

Export to EasyBib

To export to the EasyBib citation management Web site: Select the Export to EasyBib link. The EasyBib Web site opens where you can create a citation.

Export a list of bibliographic citations

  1. Access your lists by selecting My Lists from the My WorldCat drop-down menu.
  2. From My Lists, select the list you want to export.
  3. Click the Citations View tab.
  4. Select your desired citation style from the Citation Style drop-down list. Your list will be reloaded in the style you select.
  5. (Optional) The exported file will list citations in the order they appear on the Citations View tab. You can change how your list is sorted using the Sort by drop-down list. Options include:
    • Author (A-Z)
    • Title (A-Z)
    • Published Date (Oldest First)
    • Published Date (Newest First)
    • Added Date (Oldest First)
    • Added Date (Newest First) (default)
  6. (Optional) If there is a list item for which you do not want to export a citation, deselect its checkbox. By default, all list items are selected for export.
  7. Select the export file format from the Export selected references drop-down list.
    • as HTML (default)
    • as Rich Text Format
    • as RIS
    • as EndNote / Reference Manager
    • to EndNote / Reference Manager
    • to RefWorks
    • to EasyBib
  8. Click Export.
  9. From the dialog box launched by your PC, click Open or Save. Adjust the file location if desired. The resulting file includes basic information about each library item on your list (such as title, author and publisher).

 

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