Saving & Exporting References

This page describes how to use ACE to save books for later use, or export them to popular citation management tools like RefWorks, EndNote Web, or WizFolio. Please use the links above to jump to a particular section, or browse them all by scrolling further.

Saving Records

My Books

The My Books feature in ACE allows you to save books as you are browsing or searching, and either print or e-mail yourself a copy of the list. You can save records from either a search results page, or from a page corresponding to a single book.

Please note: this feature is only meant to save records temporarily as you are browsing, it will not save them for the long term. If you log out of ACE or close your browser, you will lose any records you have saved. Please use the print or e-mail features described in this section (or the export to citation management software options described further below) to save your My Books list.

Saving from a search results page

When you are on a search results page, each record listed has a plus sign button on the right-hand side. Click this button to add the record for the book to your My Books list. As soon as youclick the button, the record will automatically be saved.

Screenshot demonstrating how to select and save records from your search results

Saving from a book page

If you are on a book page, you can save records using the Add to My Books button near the top of the page, underneath the title, author, and publication information. Again, as soon as you click this link, the record will automatically be saved to your list.
Screenshot demonstrating how to save a record from a book page using the Add to My Books button

Accessing your book list

To access the records you have saved, click the My Books link in the top-right corner of the page. The number next to this link will update as you are saving records, to indicate how many records in total you have saved.

Screenshot showing the My Books link in the top-right corner of the interface

Once you are on the My Books page, you can click the minus sign button next to a book to remove it from the list, or the Clear this list button at the bottom of the page to remove all books from the list.

Screenshot showing the My Books page

Copying or printing your book list

To print a copy of the records you have saved, click on the My Books link in the top-right corner of the ACE Portal to access your saved records. Select the citation style you would like to use, then click the Citation Preview button. From here, you can use your browser’s File > Print feature to print this file, or click the button at the end of the list to copy these citations to your clipboard so you can paste them where needed.

Screenshot of copiable book list

E-mailing your book list

You can also e-mail yourself a copy of your marked records. Again, click on the My Books link in the top-right corner of ACE to access your saved records. Select your preferred citation style, enter your email address into the Email the list box, and click Send List.

You should receive a copy of your list of records in your inbox shortly.

Screenshot demonstrating how to e-mail a list of marked records

 

Exporting references

You can also export any records you have saved to two popular citation management web apps: RefWorks and EndNote Web. You can also export your citations in RIS format, which can be imported into Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, and other popular citation management tools.

First, follow the steps above to save the books you want to export, then click on the My Books link in the top-right corner of ACE to access the list of books you saved.

The links for exporting to EndNote Web, Refworks, and RIS can be found above the list of books. Click the appropriate link and follow any remaining steps as prompted to complete the export process to your citation management web app of choice.

Screenshot of ACE Portal demonstrating export links to popular citation management web apps