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How to Import References Into Mendeley

EBSCOhost: Access

Consult the A-Z Databases list to find all of the EBSCOhost databases. Those listed below are commonly used for class research assignments.

EBSCOhost: Manual Export Method

In EBSCOhost:
  1. Each of the EBSCOhost databases have a similar search interface. You can also "Choose Databases" to search several databases simultaneously.
  2. Mark the items you want to export using the blue folder icon to the right of each reference in results list. The folder will turn yellow after you select it.
  3. You can mark references across multiple results listings. Click the "Next" link to go to the next set of results.
  4. After you have marked all you need, go to the top of the page and click the "Folder" link in the blue banner.
  5. The folder view will just contain the items you have marked. At this time, you decide if you want to remove any items before exporting them.
  6. Click the "Export" button in the right column of the folder view. 
  7. Click the "Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero)" option and then click the "Save" button.
  8. EBSCOhost will save the citations in a file named "delivery.ris". Save this file to your computer's desktop or download folder so you can find it again.
In Mendeley:
  1. Login to Mendeley if you are not already.
  2. In your Mendeley library, click the "Add" button. Select "Import RIS (.ris)".
  3. Browse your computer for the "delivery.ris" file that you saved from EBSCOhost.
  4. Highlight and "Open" it to import the references into your Mendeley library.

EBSCOhost: Review the Results

Review the Results

Citation quality in EBSCOhost databases is generally high, but occasional error or omissions do occur. Review each imported citation in Mendeley while you still have the search results in EBSCOhost up on the screen to make whatever corrections are needed. Consult the rules of your citation style to determine required fields.

Complete citations for articles need at a minimum: the article's author(s), the article title, the journal it appeared in (the name may be abbreviated or not, depending on the database), the volume number, the issue number (usually), the year of publication, and the page numbers or document identifier if the journal doesn't use page numbers. Consult the rules for the citation style you have been instructed to use so you know what is needed.

EBSCOhost does not include the full-text of all the articles that it indexes. If a PDF of an article is not available directly in EBSCOhost, you will see a "Check Le Moyne College holdings in Journal Finder" link that will check the citation against Library subscriptions for an alternative source.

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