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FS HN 203: Contemporary Issues in FS & HN

This guide is designed to help FSHN 203 students locate articles and then use EndNote Web to move article citations into a Word document for class assignments.

Search Tips

Exact phrase - put it in quotations

  • licorice AND "blood pressure"

Find specific types of articles:

  • licorice AND (study OR patients OR trial)
  • licorice AND "literature review*"

Find magazines or journals: look in the left sidebar of database results pages for the option to Limit To Magazines or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

Truncate terms if appropriate. Adding an * at the end of a word will search for alternate word endings. For example, clon* will retrieve cloning, clone, clones, clonal.

Finding Articles

The ISU Library subscribes to many different article databases. The complete list is available under "Article Indexes & Databases" on the Library's website.

Exporting Citations

Once you find articles you like, you can save/mark them and then export them to use in EndNote. These steps vary for different databases:

Academic Search Complete and Food Science & Technology Abstracts

  • Click on blue folder on the RIGHT side of articles you like (this will move articles to a folder)
  • When you are done selecting articles and are ready to export them, click on Folder View.
  • Click on Exportuse “Export as an RIS file" - do NOT pick Direct Export to EndNote as it is not currently working correctly.
  • Click on Save / Save file. It will name the file Delivery.RIS and save it in your downloads folder or wherever you tell it to save downloads.
  • Open EndNote Web - use Collect / Import References. Browse to find the file you saved and select it - - Import Option for RIS files is RefMan RIS; Import Option for PubMed is PubMed (Do not pick PubMed Central). Pick a folder or [unfiled] to put it in and click on Import. The references should now be available under My References tab – in the folder you put it in or in [unfiled] on the left side of the page.

Your Librarian

Lorrie Pellack's picture
Lorrie Pellack
Librarian for FSHN & AgEdS;
Head of Research Services Dept.
150 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569