Quick and Easy Citations for Oncourse Using OneSearch@IU

The Resources section of Oncourse allows you to create lists of useful citations for your classes and other groups.  You can create new citations manually or import them from citation-management systems such as EndNote and RefWorks.  You can also import citations directly from Google Scholar and, now, from OneSearch@IU (http://libraries.iub.edu/onesearch).

There are two ways—depending on where you would like to begin the process of collecting your citations—to manage your OneSearch@IU citations in Oncourse.  To start, you will need to set up folders in the Resources section of your Oncourse class page.  You can learn about how to do that here (http://kb.iu.edu/data/avbw.html#creating).  Once you have a folder to which you can add citations, you’re ready to go!

Let’s start, first, in OneSearch, and add your citations to a folder. You’ll notice the records in your search results list now feature an “Import into Oncourse.”  Click this button for any citation you’d like add to your Oncourse folder.

Import_into_Oncourse

And if you click on an individual record, you can find the same button here:

Import_into_Oncourse2

After importing, follow these steps to add the selected citation to a designated folder in Oncourse:

  1. In the dropdown menu next to your preferred folder, click the “Edit Citation List.”
  2. Click the “Add Citations to List” button.
  3. Click the “Citations Clipboard” button.
  4. Select the preferred citation, then click the “Add” button.
  5. Click the “Review Citation List” button to find the citation in the designated folder, or click “Done Editing List” if you are done.

Watch the video below to see this task performed, or follow this link.

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.
You can also begin this process from within the Resources section of Oncourse.   Just follow these simple steps.

  1. In the dropdown menu next to your preferred folder, click the “Edit Citation List.”
  2. Click the “Add Citations to List” button.
  3. Click the “Search OneSearch@IU” button.
  4. Search OneSearch for a citation you’d like to add; once found, click the “Import into Oncourse” button.
  5. Back in Oncourse, click the “Review Citation List” button to see your citation, or click “Done Editing List” if you are done.

Watch the video below to see this task performed, or follow this link.


Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.
You can find more information about working with citations at the IU Knowledge Base.

Author- Emily Stueven

Graduate Assistant in the Digital User Experience Department, IUB Libraries.