Report:EBSCOhost/Import, Export, and Download
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Import, Export, and Download Features
No import features are offered by EBSCOhost. The closest analogue to importing a reference is searching by bibliographic identifiers.
Exporting options are available from the individual record view, or for all documents in the saved results folder. The figure below shows the EBSCOhost export menu.
The only export functions available in EBSCOhost are for bibliographic data. The options are:
- ”Save as file,” i.e., export citation in AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, or Vancouver format. HTML or text only.
- ”Export to Bibliographic Manager,” which allows export of citation data to various file formats for the following third-party citation management options:
- Reference Manager
- EndNote Web
- Generic bibliographic management software
These options are available from the result list, individual result view, and all user folders. If more than one entry is selected, one file will be produced containing bibliographic data for all. Citation data can also be sent as the text of an email.
Citations include the following fields by default:
- Document Type
- Subject Terms
- Author-Supplied Keywords
- Author Affiliations
- Accession Number
- Persistent Link to Record
- Cut and Paste
Customized fields are available on a per-database basis.
Because bibliographic data cannot be exported into CSV format, EBSCOhost’s data is not available for use in many third party analysis or visualization tools, significantly reducing the value of export functions. Additionally, because results can only be exported individually unless added to a folder, and references can only be added to a folder individually or a page at a time, exporting a search with many results is complex and time consuming.
The only documents available from EBSCOhost are the downloadable full text PDF and HTML files. As noted in the full text section, these documents can be downloaded by right-clicking the appropriate link or icon on the user interface. No Digital Rights Management (DRM) is present in the resulting files, so they can be shared freely.