Once you have some results you’re interested in using, you can work with them right away or save them for later by adding them to your My Favourites.

Share and export options

Each search result will have share and export options. Look to the right-hand side of each item's row to see some of the options.

 citation, email, pin and more options.

Click on the ellipses (three dot) icon or the title of the item to show all the options including Export RIS, EndNote Web, BIBTEX, Citation, Permalink, Print and Email.

 Export Ris, Endnote web, Bibtex, Citation, Permalink, Print and E-mail.

Note that there are two options for EndNote:

  • Export RIS - for referencing software that uses RIS format, including EndNote and Mendeley
  • EndNote web - for your EndNote online account.

To generate a formatted citation of the item, click Citation and select your format. You have the choice of APA, Chicago, Harvard, or two MLA reference styles.

Library Search item citation options.
Item citation options: APA (6th edition), Chicago/Turabian (16th edition), Harvard and MLA (8th edition).
Select your preferred style and click Copy the citation to clipboard

Always check that your citation is accurate and properly formatted before submitting your work.

Work with saved items

You need to be logged in for your Saved items to be available next time you come back. Temporary items will expire at the end of your session if you’re not logged in.
  1. Click the Add this item button (the pin icon) to save the item. You will see an animation of the item being added to your Saved Items. Your saved items become yellow in the search results.

    Search result quick actions. Caption below.
    Search result action buttons: Citation, Email, Add this item and Save, email, cite and record. Mouse pointer hovering over the Add this item button.
  2. Click the Go to My favourites button (pin icon) to view your Saved Items.

    Screenshot of My favourites button in Library Search. Caption below.
    Library Search: mouse pointer is hovering over the Go to My favourites button.

Organise saved items with labels

  1. Select saved items, for:
    • single items: click the Add Labels button on the item
    • multiple items: click the numbered checkbox beside items. Then click the Add Labels button.
    • all items: click the checkbox at the top of the list. Then click the Add Labels button.

      The Available Labels drop-down will appear.
      My Favourites area. Caption below.
      My Favourites in Library Search. Multiple items have been selected. The mouse pointer is hovering over the Add Labels button.
  2. ​Select from existing labels or create new labels.

Export saved items

  1. Use the checkboxes to select items to export.
  2. Click the "Export to" actions button. Export options will appear.
  3. Select your export option to download or send your results.

    My Favourites. Caption below.
    My Favourites. Items selected for export. Mouse pointer hovering over the "Export to" actions button.