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Quick Search (catalog): Cite, Send, & Save

Learn to use Quick Search to find books, journal articles, newspaper articles and more.

How to Cite, Send, and Save

shows record (item) for Becoming Beyonce: the untold story and the icons for citation, e-mial, keep this item, show actions options

Citation: This automatically generates citations in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA (7th edition) or MLA (8th edition) that can be easily copied and pasted to a document or as part of an e-mail when you send yourself the item. 

E-mail: This e-mails you (or whoever you choose) a permalink to the record (item) and information about the record including author, publisher, format, location, and availability. You can write yourself notes about the record to be included in the e-mail such as a copy of the citation or what search terms you used to find it. 

Keep This Item: If you are not logged in, this creates a temporary list which you can then e-mail to yourself or others. If you are logged in, this adds items to your saved records (items). Saved records can be organized by adding labels or sorted by date added, title, or author. You can also easily generate a citation for your saved records. 

Show Actions Options: This shows you the entire menu of actions which includes citation, e-mail, permalink, print, and different options to export to refworks or download bibtex or RIS citations. 

shows record (item) for Becoming Beyonce: the untold story and the icons for export bibtex, export ris, refworks, citation, permalink, print, e-mail

Copy Citation

Choose your citation style to generate a citation. Click the clipboard to copy the citation text. Remember to check automatically generated citations against the style guide!

Paste Citation and/or E-Mail Record (Item)

Type in the desired e-mail address and paste the citation as the note so it will be e-mailed to you (you must be logged in to be able to add a note to the e-mail). 

My Favorites

shows My Favorites page with saved recordsWhen you are logged in, you can access your saved records (items), saved searches, and search history for the current session by clicking on the pin icon at the top of any page.

Saved records can be given unique labels or tags and sorted that way so you can manage multiple research topics at once. You can also sort records by date added, title, or author. To remove an item, click the pin again to "unpin this item."

Saved searches let you revisit previous searches that were useful or see what searches you have already conducted. You can also set up an RSS feed based on those search terms and/or set up an alert that will e-mail you every time a new record (item) is added that would show up in your search results. 

Search history only shows you what you have searched for in the current session after you logged in. You can save or delete these searches. They automatically clear when you log out. 

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