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How to Import References Into Mendeley

Rehabilitation Reference Center: Access

Rehabilitation Reference Center: Manual Export Method

In EBSCOhost:
  1. Rehabilitation Reference Center uses a customized version of the EBSCOhost search interface. These instructions are modified to account for the differences, but are fundamentally the same.
  2. Mark the items you want to export using the white 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.
  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" at the top of the results list in 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.

Rehabilitation Reference Center has full-text PDFs of most of the articles it indexes, so you can download and store that content in Mendeley while you are doing your research.

Rehabilitation Reference Center: 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.

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