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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

'Note:' Citation lists are turned off by default. To activate citation lists in Resources, click Options, select the checkbox beside Citation List, and then click Update.


[edit] About citation lists

The citation lists feature allows you to search library resources (e.g., WorldCat, Academic Search [EBSCO], JSTOR), as well as create and manage citations and persistent links to articles and other online items. You can search and retrieve citations from individual databases, such as ProQuest and JSTOR, as well as from groups of subject-specific databases, to create citation lists. Citations contain links to retrieve the full text or physical location of the information. You can attach copies of these citation lists to other items (e.g., assignments, discussion postings, calendar items) within your worksite, and also can export citations to bibliographic management tools, such as EndNote and Reference Manager.

[edit] Adding a new citation list

To create a new citation list:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Resources. Next to the folder in which you wish to add the list, from the Add drop-down list, select Add Citation List.
  2. You now have several options to add citations to your list:
    • Search Google Scholar: Search a world-wide database of scholarly resources, and save search results to this citation list.
    • Create New Citation: Add a new citation by typing in data.
    • Import Citations: Import citations in RIS format from EndNote, RefWorks or other citation management tools.
  3. Once you have added citations to your list, name and save your list.

[edit] Searching Google Scholar

To add a citation to your list using Google Scholar, from the Add citations page, click Search Google Scholar.

  • Importing citations to your list
    1. Use the Google Scholar interface to conduct your search. For help, click Scholar Help beside the search box.
    2. Within the search results, find the article you wish to cite.
    3. You will see a number of links beneath the article description. To import the citation to your citation list, click Import into Sakai.
    4. . To continue importing citations from Google Scholar, click Back to Google Scholar. When you are finished, click Close Window.
    5. To edit your citation list, click Edit Citation List.
    6. To save and title your citation list, click Finish.

[edit] Creating a new citation

To add a citation by typing in the citation information, click Create New Citation from the Add Citations page.

  • Selecting a citation type - To select a citation type, use the drop-down list to select Journal Article, Book, Book Selection, Report, or Unknown.
  • Adding additional fields - To create an additional field, to accommodate more than one Author, Note, Subject, Rights, or Links, click the appropriate Add Another link.
  • Saving a new citation - To save a new citation, click Save Citation at the bottom of the page.
  • Canceling a new citation - To cancel a new citation, click Cancel Citation at the bottom of the page.

[edit] Importing citations in RIS format

  1. From the Add Citations screen, select Import Citations.
  2. Next to "Import File From:", enter the path to the file you wish to import, or click Browse... to browse to it.
  3. When the filename appears in the box, click Import. The citations from your file will appear in the Citations list.
  4. Alternatively, you can cut and paste RIS formatted text into the text box below "Import RIS Formatted Data from the Following Text:", and click Import.
  5. When you are finished, click Back to Add Citations. To cancel the import, click Cancel Citation List.

[edit] Adding citations from search results to your citation list

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[edit] Removing a citation from your citation list

To remove a citation from your new citation list, click Remove next to the desired citation. Once you have successfully removed a citation from your list, the Citation Count decreases by one, the citation is no longer highlighted, and Remove becomes Add.

[edit] Viewing citation abstracts

By default, only citation titles are displayed. To view abstracts for every citation displayed on the page, click Abstract View; to hide the abstracts and subject information for every citation displayed on the page, click Title View. To switch between the abstract and title views for an individual citation, click the toggle button (the small black arrow between Add/Remove and the citation title).

[edit] Displaying search results

By default, 10 citations are displayed per page. Use the drop-down list to select 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 citations per page. Paging through search results

  • To go to the next page of search results, click > .
  • To go back a page, click < .
  • To go to the beginning of the list, click << .

[edit] Accessing electronic or print content

To access the full text of a resource, click the title of its citation, or click Get It! below the title. If the full text is not available online, it may be available in print.

[edit] Starting a new search

To reset the search form, click New Search at the bottom of the page. You can then search a different set of databases.

[edit] Adding citations using the WYSIWYG editor

Note: The option to add citations from within the WYSIWYG editor is only available if your institution has access to a library metasearch tool (e.g., Sirsi SingleSearch, Ex Libris MetaLib).

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This tool makes use of the Sakai Text Editor.

Our Text Editor article includes a number of tips including how to add images or paste content from MS Word.

  1. In Resources, click Add and choose Create HTML Page.
  2. Click the book icon (next to the anchor icon) on the toolbar.
  3. A search window will open. For instructions on how to use the search window, see Search Library Resources above.
  4. When you click Add to add a citation from the Search Results page, the citation will be inserted directly into the WYSIWYG editor box.

[edit] Reviewing your citation list

When you have added all the citations you need to your list, click Edit Citation List at the bottom of the page. Reviewing your citation list

[edit] Accessing electronic or print content

To access the full text of a resource, click the title of its citation, or click Get It! below the title. If the full text is not available online, it may be available in print.

[edit] Viewing citations

To access the read-only view of a citation, click view citation below the citation.

[edit] Revising citations

To modify the details of a citation, click edit below the citation. Selecting citations

  • To select all citations, click Select All. Checkmarks will appear in the checkboxes and all citations on your list will be highlighted.
  • To deselect all citations, click Select None. Checkmarks will no longer appear in the checkboxes and no citations on your list will be highlighted.
  • To select an individual citation, mark its checkbox; the citation will be highlighted.
  • To deselect an individual citation, unmark its checkbox; the citation will no longer be highlighted.

[edit] Paging through your citation list

  • To go to the next page of your citation list, click > .
  • To go back a page, click < .
  • To go to the beginning of the list, click << .
  • To go to the end of the list, click >> .

[edit] Exporting citations

  • To export individual citations on your list, select the desired citations to export and, from the Citation Actions drop-down list, select Export Selected.
  • To export all citations on your list, from the Citation Actions drop-down list, select Export Entire List.

Exporting citations will prompt you to download a simple text file in the RIS format, which you can import into most reference management applications, such as EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager.

[edit] Removing citations

  • To remove individual citations from your list, select the citations to remove and, from the Citation Actions drop-down list, select Remove Selected. Alternatively, you can click Remove below each individual citation.
  • To remove all citations on your list, from the Citation Actions drop-down list, select Remove Entire List.

[edit] Adding more citations to your list

  • To return to your search results, click Back to Search Results.
  • To start a new search, or create a new citation, click Add Citations to List.

[edit] Canceling your citation list

To cancel your citation list, click Cancel Citation List.

[edit] Saving your citation list

To save your list to your Resources tool workspace:

  1. Click Finish.
  2. Enter a name and optional description in the text boxes provided.
  3. Under "Availability and Access", choose the appropriate settings.
  4. To add detailed descriptors, click Optional properties.
  5. To alert site participants, use the drop-down menu next to "Email Notification".
  6. At the bottom, click Finish.

[edit] Editing your citation list details

To view and change the details of your citation list, from the Actions drop-down menu, choose Edit Details.

  1. You can change the name, description, availability, access settings, or optional properties of the citation list.
  2. If you wish to change the file type, click Change File Type, and use the drop-down menus to select the appropriate file type.
  3. To save your settings, click Update at the bottom of the page.

Your citation list will be displayed in your Resources tool. Citations will display in alphabetical order by citation title.

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