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Doctor of Business Administration: Exporting Search Results

A Library Research Guide

Exporting a batch of results from EBSCO resources

To export a batch of search results from an EBSCO resource (OneSearch, Business Source Complete, APA PsycInfo, etc.):

  1. On the results page, click on the Share link just above the results list, toward the right-hand side of the page.
  2. From the resulting pop-up window, click on the E-mail a link to download exported results (up to 25000) link at the bottom of the window. (The actual number that will appear in the parentheses will be the number of results for your particular search, although this number includes duplicates. Duplicates will be removed when the file is exported. You cannot export more than 25,000 results at a time.)
  3. Enter the e-mail address to have your results sent to and select a format for your results (RIS, XML, etc.).
  4. After you've clicked on the Send button to have your results e-mailed, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours for the message to be received.
  5. The e-mail message that you'll receive will contain a link that you can click on to download a ZIP file with your search results.

Exporting a batch of results from ProQuest resources

To export a batch of search results from a ProQuest resource (ABI/INFORM Collection, Dissertations and Theses Global, etc.):

  1. Before running your search, click on the icon that looks like an outline of a person in the upper right-hand corner of the page. (You'll see a "My Research and Language Selection" message if you hover your mouse pointer over the icon.)
  2. If you've already created a My Research account, click on the Sign into My Research link and sign in. If you haven't already created this account, click on the Create My Research Account link to create your free account.
  3. Once you're signed in to your My Research account, click on the Advanced Search link from the menu bar toward the top left-hand corner of the page.
  4. Run your search.
  5. On the results page, click on the Export Results link next to the number of search results, toward the left-hand side of the page. Note that you can export a maximum of 10,000 records.
  6. From the resulting pop-up window, select a format for your results (RIS, CSV, or TSV), choose whether you want to include document abstracts with your results, and click the Accept button to agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Next, click on the person icon again from the upper right-hand corner of the page and then click on the Saved searches link from the resulting drop-down menu.
  8. On the Saved searches page, click on the Export Results link below your search. Note that it may take a while for the link to become available.
  9. Your results will then be made available in the file format that you'd selected.

Exporting a batch of results from Scopus

To export a batch of results from Scopus:

  1. On the results page, check the box next to All above the result list and then check the box next to Select all.
  2. Next, click the Export link next to the All link.
  3. From the resulting pop-up window, select a format for your results (RIS, CSV, BibTeX, plain text, etc.). Note that if you choose to export your results directly to Mendeley, you can export a maximum of 500 results; if you choose one of the other formats, you can export a maximum of 2,000 results. You can also select what type of bibliographic information (author, document title, source title, abstract, etc.) to export.
  4. After you click on the Export button, your results will then be made available in the file format that you'd selected.

For more information, see How do I export documents from Scopus?

Exporting a batch of results from ScienceDirect

In ScienceDirect, you can export a maximum of 100 documents at a time. To do that:

  1. On the results page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link to display 100 results per page (rather than the default of 25).
  2. Next, click the box above the result set to select all 100 results on the page.
  3. Next, click on the Export link above the result set and select a format for your results (RIS, BibTeX, etc.).
  4. Your results will then be made available in the file format that you'd selected.

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