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Watch list

You can collect interesting search results via watch list, by checking the relevant match and clicking onto “save” below the match. You can also select all the matches at once by checking “all” in the box above or below the list of matches and then transfer the matches to your list. You can then, for instance, run another search query and add further entries to your watch list.

You can process your clipboard in many ways. The list can be displayed any time by clicking onto “watch list”. The export, print and select functions correspond to those in the list of matches (see below). The watch list does not contain doublets. Upon each saving, newly added matches appear at the bottom of the list.

Please note that when closing a browser window, data saved on the watch list are lost if your system does not permanently store cookies (browser settings). If necessary, you should thus save your data via export or print in advance.

Search track

The search track functionality allows you to save your search queries and show them as links for future searches.  These links will generate a list of matches, and a search query can be processed by displaying the “advanced search” window. The search track functionality is based on the cookie setting of your browser. Therefore, the search track is not stored permanently if your browser deletes cookies upon closing a window.

Export functionality

Export of matches   

Check the matches in the list of records you wish to export. In the selection list “system / format” you can choose a format for export – if you wish to directly transfer the data to your reference management system, you can choose “direct import Citavi, EndNote, Zotero”  - then click onto “export”. The further steps depend on the software installed. You will find more details and individual format descriptions below on this site.

Export formats

Export... with field specifications

This format corresponds to the display of details and primarily serves storage as a note or print. Please note that the records are listed in analogy to the display of matches in the list.

Export...bibliographic format

References are displayed without field specification in terms of a list of references. Common bibliographic information is listed. Please note that the references are displayed in analogy to the list of matches. You can use this format to create the list of references for your own publication:

  1. Select references from list of matches;
  2. Display list;
  3. Copy into computer clipboard -- Ctrl + A -> CTrl + C;
  4. Copy into word processor -> Ctrl + V;
  5. Format in Word: mark the list of references, format paragraph with “special indentation hanging, first line”, check alphabetical order.
Export... EndNote

The format contains the fields in non-composite form. It can be used for further processing in common reference management systems, e.g. Endnote, Reference Manager, Citavi, Refworks.

Export... BibTeX

This functionality can be used for export to Latex -related environments. Applications like Jabref or Bibsonomy use the Bibtex format.  BibTeX can also be processed by most of the reference management systems. import: Citavi, Endnote, Zotero

This allows you to transfer references to your management system via one simple click. After searching and selecting references, you can start your reference management system and create the desired target data base (if it does not exist yet). You can then export the data. After pressing the button for “export”, your browser will offer a dialogue box and you can either store the file locally or open it. Please select   further steps depending on the reference system used.

Citavi and EndNote

Data are automatically transferred due to the selection of the target database.

Zotero: Zotero is only available as a Firefox extension. If Zotero is installed, delivered data are automatically transferred. If you wish to use another reference management system, go to the general Zotero settings and deactivate “Use Zotero for downloaded RIS/REFER data”. You can find information about Zotero at:

If another than the desired programme is shown first for downloading, the setting open with” has to be changed for the operating system. Set the file ending to “enw” to the desired programme respectively citavi.

Export... analytic format CSV/Excel

Due to this format, each single item of information is contained in its own field allowing for maximum flexibility in further processing. The first line contains the field names - each dataset is displayed below in a line. Each field is enclosed in citation marks and individual fields are separated by semicolon. This format is especially useful for processing in individual databases. For the meaning of the field names, please c heck the table below the exported datasets, see CSV file.

Export of detail view

You can also export details concerning a specific reference from the dataset full view display. The procedure corresponds to the procedure used for export from the list of matches – as described above.  Please note that picking data via the Citavi picker symbol often does not work correctly. Please use the data export to Citavi functionality you can find at the bottom of each publication site - which will work properly.

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