How to print, email, cite or export your results
To cite, print, or email individual results in LionSearch, hover over the folder icon to the right of each item in your results list. You should see more information in the righthand pane including options to cite, print, or email this item. This brief video shows you this process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDZnKubDF8g&feature=youtu.be
Use the “Save this item” feature that shows up in the top right corner of each record to save multiple items to a temporary folder.
Open the folder (in the top right of the screen) to see a number of options for your list of results. This brief video also explains how to use this folder for multiple results: http://youtu.be/vo6-e1Jx7eI
LionSearch offers export for many citation managers including the option to export to a Bibtex file which many other citation managers can read.
You can simply print or email your citations by opening your saved items folder, choosing a citation format (if desired), and clicking on the Print or Email buttons.
ProQuest Flow Account
You can also create and use a free ProQuest Flow account to store all your saved items online, manage documents and references, and collaborate with others. You will first need to create a login with your PSU email address by clicking on the Sign Up button and confirm the account by clicking on a confirmation link that is sent to you.
- To export to EndNote, from your LionSearch results list click the folder next to each item you want to export, then click the saved items folder at the top of the screen. Select EndNote from the drop down menu, then select the radio button for Open with ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper. (Your EndNote program needs to be open.)
- To export to EndNote Web, from your LionSearch results list click the folder next to each item you want to export, then click the saved items folder at the top of the screen. Select EndNote from the drop down menu, then select the radio button for Save File. Open EndNote Web, and under the Collect tab select Import References. Click Browse and locate your saved file under Downloads on your computer (the file will have a name like export-endnote-12345.ris). Select RefMan RIS from the Import Option drop down menu, then select the folder you want to export to.
To export items to Zotero, try the Export As… option, then select the Endnote option. Zotero for Firefox will import the file with default settings. Zotero standalone software should be able to use this file as well.
Q: My friend and I did the same search but our results were different. What happened?
A: There are several possibilities. Using the copy-and-paste functions will sometimes yield different results from a typed search due to hidden characters in the record. Also, since the LionSearch data is updated frequently, search results will vary over time. Finally, some publishers restrict the amount of information available to off-campus, un-authenticated users, which can have a major impact on your search results.
Q: I am now a student at Hershey. Why do my results look different from when I used LionSearch at Mont Alto?
A: Hershey’s version of LionSearch is slightly different and so your results may vary.
Q: LionSearch says there are more copies of a book but when I follow the link, I just see other volumes? Why?
A: LionSearch cannot discern the difference between volumes and copies. It calls all multiple pieces “copies”.
Q: How do I place a hold on an item in LionSearch?
A: After you identify an item you would like to hold, click on its title in LionSearch. This will take you to the item’s record, where you can then choose the “I Want It” button to place a hold.
For more help, see the LionSearch Video Tutorials.