Academic Help: Export Bibliographic Information

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[edit] About the Tool

If you're writing a term paper and need help with citations for your bibliography page, LexisNexis Academic's Bibliographic Export tool is a great place to start. The Bibliographic Export tool will easily extract the metadata you need for citations, from a single document or list of search results. From there, the tool will then either provide you with this metadata to plug into other citation machines, or it will display actual bibliographic citations in a new window.

There are three ways to export the metadata:

  • Export to RefWorks (for those with a RefWorks subscription) to have RefWorks build your citations
  • Download in RIS format, to import into other citation tools such as EasyBib, OneNote, and Zotero
  • Display in a new window, which will create a citation on the fly and display it in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

Disclaimer: Please note that this tool maps the already existing metadata in the document to the appropriate standard citation field. If the document's publisher includes extraneous or incorrect information in a particular metadata field, the field will appear in our Bibliographic Export tool just as the publisher has provided. Because of this, we advise you to edit and check your citations before using them in your Bibliography Page!

[edit] Where to Start

Icon Bar in single document view

The Icon Bar that appears on search results and single documents is the place to start when exporting citations. This bar always appears on the top right corner for documents and search results. Click on the icon that looks like a book (always the fourth icon from the left) to begin exporting your citations.




[edit] Export to RefWorks Option

The new Bibliographic Export tool is an extension of the already existing Export to RefWorks functionality. If your institution has a paid subscription to RefWorks, you can continue to export your citations to RefWorks the same way you have in the past:

  • Click the Bibliographic Export icon from a single document or results list
  • A dialog box will pop up with options
  • Select the "Export to RefWorks" option
  • Click the red "Export" button
  • The RefWorks login screen will pop up in a new window
  • Enter your RefWorks login information and continue with the export

[edit] Download in RIS Format Option

If you do not have a subscription to RefWorks, but rather to another subscription-based tool like EndNote, the download option is the best for you. Your citations will download in .ris format which is standard for all bibliographic citation tools. You can even import this file into free services such as Zotero and EasyBib. Download the file from LexisNexis Academic and upload it right into any citation machine.

  • Click the Bibliographic Export icon from a single document or results list
  • A dialog box will pop up with options
  • Select the "Download Citations" option
  • Click the red "Export" button
  • Your browser will execute a dialog box asking you were you would like to save the file on your computer
  • Choose to save the file
  • An "Open with" option may be available on the dialog box. If you have a citation tool installed on your computer, you will be able to automatically read the file without saving.

[edit] Display Option

The display option is a fast and easy way to see your bibliographic citations in either MLA, APA, or Chicago style. The metadata from each document was mapped to the appropriate style using MLA, APA, and Chicago standards provided by Purdue's University's Online Writing Lab. As previously indicated, if the document's publisher includes extraneous or incorrect information in a particular metadata field, the field will appear in our Bibliographic Export tool just as the publisher has provided. Because of this, we advise you to edit and check your citations before using them in your Bibliography Page!

  • Click the Bibliographic Export icon from a single document or results list
  • A dialog box will pop up with options
  • Select the "Display" option
  • The "Style" drop-down box will become active
  • Select either MLA, APA, or Chicago Style from the Style drop-down box
  • Click the red "Export" button
  • A new window will open up with your citation
  • Copy and paste the citation as you see fit