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Science Direct: Printing, Saving, & Exporting

How to get the best results from the database Science Direct

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Getting articles out (Printing, Saving, & Exporting)

ScienceDirect articles can be emailed or printed, and citations can be exported in text format or directly imported into EndNote Web (and other citation managers).

To print or save articles formatted as they were for publication, choose the PDF link.

You can also download the PDF file using the Download PDF link (on the right of the screen).

To email an article, choose the E-mail Article link on the right. Emails with include the full citation and a link. NOTE: The links do not allow full text access off campus. Please use the journal finder to get back into the database.


To export articles: Select the articles you wish to import from the article results list and click the Export Citations button (popups must be allowed for this to work).

From the Full Text screen, you can select the Export Citation link on the right.

Choose either Citation Only or Citation and Abstract, and RIS format for the Export Format. Then click the Export button. If you have the EndNote Web browser plugins installed (they will be on most campus lab computers), you will be asked to log into EndNote Web, and your citations will be imported into your account.

If you do not have the browser plugins installed, are using a browser other than Internet Explorer or Firefox, or have trouble with the Direct Export, you can also get citations into EndNote Web by downloading citations to your computer in RIS format. Then import into Endnote using the Import function and the RefMan RIS format filter.

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