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How do I create a citation list in Resources or File Drop?

You can create a citation list for a books, journal articles, manuscripts, newspapers or musical compositions in Resources. Citations can be added to a list by:

  1. Importing a file in RIS (Research Information Systems) format,
  2. Manually creating a citation.

Go to Resources.

Select the Resources tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Add a citation by importing an RIS file.

Select Actions, then Create Citation List.

  1. To the right of the Resources folder where you would like to place the citation list, select the Actions menu.
  2. Select Create Citation List.

Note: On mobile devices or small screens, the Actions menu displays as a down arrow icon.

Enter a name for the citation list and select Import.

  1. Enter a Citation List Name in the box provided.
  2. Select Import.

Browse for and select the file to import.

On the Import Citations page, click the Browse... button to browse for and select the .ris citation file from your local computer.

 

Select Import.

  1. The name of the file to import is displayed to the right of the Browse... button.
  2. Select Import.

Select Done.

You will be returned to the New Citation List page with the citation you imported near the bottom of the page.  Select Done to create the list.

View citation list in Resources.

The citation list is placed in the selected folder.

Access the citation list.

Selecting the Name of the list will open it and display the citation(s).

Manually create a citation.

Select Actions, then Create Citation List.

  1. To the right of the Resources folder where you would like to place the citation list, select the Actions menu.
  2. Select Create Citation List.

Note: On mobile devices or small screens, the Actions menu displays as a down arrow icon.

Enter a name for the citation list and select Manually Create.

  1. Enter a Citation List Name in the box provided.
  2. Select Manually Create.

Select a Citation Type.

From the Select Citation Type drop-down menu, choose the appropriate type.  Options include Journal Article, Book, Book Section, Electronic Citation, Conference Proceeding, Report, Thesis and Unknown.

The selected Citation Type will determine the fields available to enter information about the citation.  For example, if you select Journal Article, there are 21 types of information you can enter, including the Author(s), Article Title, Journal Title, Volume and Issue and the Start and End Page of the article.  An Electronic Citation only allows you to enter the Title, Year, Source Title, Abstract, Subject(s), and Link(s).

Enter citation information.

  1. Enter a Title for your citation.
  2. Add other details as needed.

Tip: If the resource you are citing has more than one author, editor, subject or link, select Add another underneath the corresponding field to add another author, etc.

Select Save Citation.

Select Done.

You will be returned to the New Citation List page with the citation you created near the bottom of the page.  Select Done to create the list.

View citation list in Resources.

The citation list is placed in the selected folder.

Access the citation list.

Selecting the Name of the list will open it and display the citation(s).