Search results can be exported from all major databases available via Monash Health Library. Exporting results is a key step in managing your results and preparing for later stages of your research, such as screening and writing.
First, a note about accessing full-text
You can access the full-text of individual articles from the search results, either before or after you export.
How to export
See our 1-page summary of how to export search results from Ovid (Medline, Embase, Emcare, and APA PsycInfo), Cochrane Library, and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health. Note: Ovid databases allow you to export a maximum of 1,000 results at a time. If you have more than 1,000 results you must export in batches i.e. 1-1000 then 1001- 2000 and so on.
For other databases, see the relevant database user guide in the A-Z List.
Choosing a file format
Most large databases will let you export results in a variety of file formats, e.g. Ovid offers 13 different options. Before selecting one or more file formats, consider the following:
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