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Import citations from a source in a database

Typically the Scrible toolbar will automatically pick up citation information from databases and websites, but there are situations when additional steps are required.

In particular, when downloading a PDF from a database, Scrible might be unable to retrieve citation information automatically. 

But don't worry, if you go back to the database and find the article again, most databases offer a citation export feature that allows you to download the citation in RIS format (sometimes labeled as EndNote or Citavi). Typically you're looking for a "cite" button or link. (see below for some images of common cite buttons)  

After downloading the RIS file from the database, you should be able to "grab" that file and drag it into the Scrible library.

If you are doing all of this within tabs of the same browser window, you should see the RIS file in the downloads bar. 

Drag and drop it into the citation editor and it will update the citation editor with the RIS data. 

If the downloads bar is not available, scroll to the bottom of the citation editor in the Sidebar and click the "Import citation or drag RIS file here" link.

Open a file picker and chose the RIS file you downloaded.

It will load automatically into the citation editor.

How to download the RIS for some of the major databases



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