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Guide to using CINAHL

Exporting Results

Steps for all types of Exports (email, RefWorks, Covidence, etc.)

Exporting from CINAHL has the same initial steps, regardless of the format in which you will be exporting. You must put the citations you want to export into CINAHL's Folder.

Using the Folder (for most projects; see below for how to export several hundred citations)

Importing into the Folder

  • To save individual articles, click the folder icon to the right of the citation. This immediately puts the citation into your folder.
  • To save the entire set of search results, click "Share." You will have to send the entire set of results to your folder in sets of 50.  If you only have a few hundred this is very do-able. If you have more than that, there is information below the image on those steps.
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Exporting from the Folder

  • Click on the Folder icon in the green bar at the top
  • On the right side of the screen, click the box in front of the format in which you want to export.
  • On the left side of the screen, choose Save.
  • Your citations will download in the format you specified.

Using Email (for larger sets of citatons)

Exporting results using an emailed link:  You may want to use this option if you have a large number of citations to export. However, this option will NOT work with your address - we suspect it is because of the heightened security around incoming emails.  You might be able to send this to a personal email, and then forward it to your email. It seems to come through when it's sent from a personal email.  If this does not work, you will have to send the citations to the Folder in sets of 50.

  • If you can get this to work, the email will contain a zip file. You will have to unzip it. To do that, one option is to double-click the file to open it.  The opened file will be in RIS format, which is what you need.  Save that opened files to a place where you can easily find it (for example, drag it into your Downloads folder. Now you have a file in the proper format and it can be exported to any citaton manager (RefWorks, Covidence, etc)..

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