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Users can save, email, or export citations from a simple interface

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest CSA, has announced the release of an enhanced bibliographic citation management utility for Central Search, its federated search service. Citation management in Central Search allows library patrons to use bibliographic citations for their own needs by saving them to a hard drive, emailing citation data, or exporting the information to an application such as RefWorks, EndNote, or ProCite.

Serials Solutions has enhanced the Central Search interface to include a checkbox next to each search result for bibliographic citation management. Users can select this box for single or multiple results throughout Central Search results pages and may save the results to use for further research. The Central Search citation manager works with all databases and all BCM applications, allowing for great flexibility and a diversity of uses.

“Bibliographic Citation Managers are popular with students because they allow them to easily collect citations and automatically use them in bibliographies for research papers,” says Katy Silberger, Automation Resources Librarian at Marist College, “We asked for this functionality from Central Search and Serials Solutions delivered.”

Central Search users will find this enhancement easy to use and a natural complement to the existing interface.

"This is a great addition to Central Search, especially the one click export to RefWorks,” says JR Jenkins, Group Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “When combined with our Results Clustering feature, these export tools provide researchers and students the ability to find and save high quality citations quickly and easily."

As with all Central Search enhancements, this feature is made available to subscribers automatically—no local work is required.

About Serials Solutions

Since introducing the first A-to-Z Title List in 2000, Serials Solutions has been a global leader in the library technology marketplace. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps library staff and patrons find and use electronic content. Today, with over 1,800 clients worldwide, Serials Solutions is the premier vendor of e-resource access and management services (ERAMS), providing a complete and integrated access and management suite designed for libraries of all sizes. The Serials Solutions family of services includes AMS™ Access & Management Service, MARC™ Updating Service, Article Linker™ OpenURL link resolver, Central Search™ federated search engine, and the ERMS™ Electronic Resource Management Service. At the core of Serials Solutions technology is the industry-leading Serials Solutions knowledgebase, the original and premier collection of e-resource data metadata available. Through its Software as a Service (SaaS) technology model, Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to its client libraries. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest CSA. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-SERIALS.

About ProQuest CSA

ProQuest CSA, part of Cambridge Information Group (, was formed in 2007 through the merger of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. As ProQuest CSA, the company provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world’s scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts and literature to science, technology and medicine.

ProQuest CSA’s vast content pools are available to researchers through libraries of all types and include the world’s largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 publishers and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection and various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary®, SIRS®, Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions resource management resources. Through the expertise of its business units, Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest CSA provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources.

ProQuest CSA’s main offices are in Ann Arbor, MI ( and Bethesda, MD (

16 March 2007

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