Discovery Search: Exporting citations

A guide to using VT Libraries' Discovery Search.

Options for adding items

When exporting items to citation managers or emailing items to yourself, you can either export each item individually or save multiple items and export them as a group. 

Exporting individual items

To add items individually, find the icon to the uper right of the item's title that says "Cite": 

cite option in Discovery Search

Clicking on this this icon will bring up a box with options to create a citation that you can copy and paste into a document or the option to send the item to a citation manager. Choose "Export to EndNote" to send to EndNote, and "Export to RIS" for Mendeley, Zotero, or other citation managers. 

cite a record menu in Discovery Search with export options circled

You'll be provided with a download that you can open to add to your citation manager. 

You can also email the item to yourself by choosing Share from the tools list rather than Cite. 

Exporting items in a folder

To export multiple items at once, click "Save" from the options to the lower right of the result: 

save option in Discovery Search circled

Click "Save" for as many items as you'd like to save. When you're ready to export, click on "Saved Items" in the upper right corner of the screen: 

Saved Items link in Discovery Search

You'll see a list of the items you've saved. Note that these items are not saved permanently, and once you close your browser, you won't be able to retrieve your list. By default, all items will be selected, but you can also select and deselect individual items. Click "Cite" to export the selected items: 

Screenshot of list of saved results

You'll see a box with options to export or cite your items: 

Screenshot of Cite List box

You'll be provided with a download that you can open to add to your citation manager. 

You can also email the folder to yourself by choosing Email from the tools list rather than Cite.