Downloading Citations from EBSCO Folder

The library has recently transitioned to a new search platform called Primo, however, you may still want to download your citations from your EBSCO folders in the old system. What follows are instructions on how to download your saved citations from the EBSCO folder.


To access your EBSCO account that you had made in previous semesters, click on this link which will bring you to one of our EBSCO databases. Once you have opened this database, you can find the "Sign In" button on the top right of the screen.


Enter your EBSCO login credentials.



Once signed in, select the Folder icon from the top bar.



You may have citations in several different locations:


Click on one of the categories, like Articles, to view all the citations in that category. Once your citations display, choose ‘Select All’. This will select all of the citations in the list.



Once all of the citations are selected, click ‘Export’ on the right hand side of the page.




A new page will open. You will see an option to “Remove these items from folder after saving”. This is not necessary. Under the “Save citations to a file formatted for:”, choose Direct Export in RIS format.


Click Save on the left hand side of the screen.



You can choose where to save these items. If you already have a citation manager, like EndNote, Zotero, etc., you can open them from the Open With option. The permalinks associated with your citations may no longer work, but you will still be able to find the article using the other citation information. If you simply want to save the citations for later, either to upload from inside the citation manager or to save for future use with another citation manager, choose Save File.



The RIS format of the file will not allow you to open the file in anything but citation manager software. If you want to save a file in plain text, select Generic bibliographic management software under “Save citations to a file formatted for:”.


Follow the directions on the new page.


Save the file to your computer, a USB drive, or cloud storage (e.g. Box).

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