Chapter 4: Building a Reference Manager Database
To close the Search tab:
You can execute as many Internet searches as you wish, with
each search retrieved to another Search tab (up to a total of 15
database tabs). This can get confusing once you have many
database tabs to scroll through!
When you have saved the references you want from a temporary
Search database, you can close the tab to discard the temporary
1. Click on the Search 2 tab.
2. Right click on the reference list to display a shortcut menu.
3. Select Close Search 2 Database.
4. On the Closing Temporary Database dialog, click Close to
throw away the Search 1 temporary database.
It is not necessary to close Search tabs. When you close the
Reference Manager program, you will be asked whether to save
the references from any open Search tabs. As the program closes,
all Search tabs are removed.
A Note about
the ISI Web of
The ISI Web of Knowledge provides seamless access to several
ISI Web of Science databases which contain current and
retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately
8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact journals in the world.
Through ISI Web of Knowledge Links, the ISI Web of Knowledge
also offers navigation to electronic full-text journal articles,
genetic information, and chemical and patent databases.
If you have a paid subscription, searching the ISI Web of Science
databases is essentially the same as searching other online
databases. You may copy your search results directly to a
Reference Manager database. If you do not currently have
prepaid access, you can go to
http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com to learn more about it.
Another way to build a database without typing references is to
import references. For example, you might search a resource
provided by your institution (for example, Web of Science,
Current Contents, Ovid, etc.). The results or selected references
are downloaded into an ASCII text file, in a structured format.
Reference Manager has predesigned import filters that move
these references into your database with a few simple steps.