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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Professor McCarthy ENL 110: Happiness

Spring 2021

Finding Citations in Academic Search Premier

At the Berry Library home page, select "Academic Search Premier" in the drop list of "Alphabetical List of Databases."

  • Click "GO."


Off Campus Users: Enter Your SSU Credentials in the Proxy Server

If you are accessing the Berry Library from off-campus,

  • you will be prompted to enter your SSU username/password before you can search Academic Search Premier.
    • This verifies that you are a member of the Salem State community and therefore entitled to use library databases.

Enter Search Terms in "Advanced Search" in Academic Search Premier

  • Once Academic Search Premier opens (either right away if you are on campus, or after you enter your credentials in the Proxy Server), go to the "Advanced Search" link:

  • Enter your search terms "COVID-19" and "fake news" in two different lines on the Advanced Search template. 
    • Notice the "AND" to the left of where you key in "fake News."
      • This shows that a Boolean "AND" search will be executed. Records will have both concepts: COVID and fake news.
    • Notice that as I begin entering my terms, Academic Search Premier suggests additional, enhanced options. 
    • Select one!






  • After I have my final search, I press "SEARCH."






  • I get 277 results!
  • I check the Limit to "Full Text" box on the left of the page to articles in the Berry Library collection.


The Full Text Limit Box:

  • Source types of my articles:


  • I browse the list of articles and click the yellow "Folder" icon on the right side of the page to save the ones I like.


Selecting Articles and Putting Them in a Folder

  • Once I have all the articles I want, I click the Folder View, and "Select All"
    • The first screen shot shows where I clicked "Folder View."
    • The second shot shows where I "Select All.'
    • The third shot shows more of the references in the Folder.








Exporting Citations to EndNote

Step One

  • To the right of the citations in my folder is a list of tools.
  • Click on "Export."
  • This will move citations in our folder to a file that can be imported into EndNote.

Step Two

  • This box opens choices of export locations.
  • Click the button marked:


  • Look for a file with a .ris extension on your computer. 
  • My file has the Z icon because I have Zotero (another citation management system) installed. 
  • Your file most likely will just say: 
    • "delivery (1).ris"

Importing the RIS Citation File into EndNote

  • In EndNote, click "Collect" and "Import References." 
    • A template appears.
    • Fill it out as the example below show.
    • Click "Import."
    • Please email with help here!

  • Nine references were imported into EndNote:

Making a Group for Newly Imported References

  • Clicking on "My References" shows the new citations:

  • Click on "Organize" and "Manage My Groups" 
    • Click "New Group."

  • Create a new group "COVID."


  • Go to your References, select all, and move to the COVID group:

Step Five: Make a Bibliography in MLA Format

Go to "Format" in the ribbon above your references.

  • Click "Bibliography."

Enter data in the drop down boxes that open.

  • Select the references you would like included in the bibliography. In our example, we are working with the entire "COVID" file.
  • Select "MLA" format.
  • Select either "text" or "rich text format" for the bibliography output. Both of these will open in Word or other document processing programs.
  • When you are done, click "Save," "Email," or "Preview."

This is what "Save" provides: