QuickView: To export or copy a citation

ebrary includes a full citation with every copy, print, or download.

You can access an electronic version of the citation in the following ways.

I. Export the citation for an individual book,

II. Copy the citation for an individual book,

III. Export the citations for a set of books.


I. Export the citation for an individual book:

  • From a search-results list:
    • Click “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button below metadata

II. Copy the citation for an individual book:

  • From within QuickView:
    • Under InfoTools, select Copy
    • This will generate a citation as part of the copied text
    • Select just the citation, use command-c to copy it
    • Paste the citation in Word or other text program

III. Export the citations for a set of books:

  • Put the books into a folder on your bookshelf
    • Note: a book can reside in multiple folders on your bookshelf, so putting a book in a folder called “For Endnote”, for example, does not remove it from the other folder(s) you might have that book in.
  • Open the folder in your bookshelf
  • Click on the “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button above the list of titles


Note, an EndNote export can be uploaded directly into EasyBibNoodleBib, or Zotero:

  • Export citation(s) to EndNote
  • Open the exported EndNote text file from within the desired destination citation software
  • For more detail, see: http://support.ebrary.com/kb/easybib


Note, ebrary citations do not include a URL to the book on your particular ebrary site because people referring to your citation might not have access to your ebrary site.  Instead, it is either http://www.ebrary.com, which is a URL to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site, or it is simply “ProQuest ebrary”, depending on the citation style you’ve selected.  Anyone checking the citation can then go to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site and enter the book’s title in the search field.  If that book is still available through ebrary when the citation is checked, the system will try to take them to a copy of the book.  If that person’s computer has a cookie for an ebrary site, and the book is available on that site, they will be taken to the book on that site.  If not, they will be taken to a copy of the book on ebrary’s public preview site.