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canDL Instructions

New interface for NDACAN canDL Users

Users of the Child Abuse and Neglect Digital Library will find that canDL has a New Look!

  • We are now using Zotero software to publish NDACAN citations.
  • Zotero is a free, open-source, web-based tool for managing citations and pdfs, and creating bibliographies.
  • Note: You do NOT need to log in or to register for a Zotero account to use canDL.

Video Tutorial on Using canDL

A video tutorial on using canDL is available:
Using NDACAN's Child Abuse and Neglect Digital Library
Citation: Wach, D., Arroyo, A. (2016, September 1). Using NDACAN's child abuse and neglect Digital Library [Video tutorial]. Available from www.ndacan.cornell.edu

If you would like the Citations listed in APA (or another) style.

  • In the NDACAN Zotero canDL, check the citation or citations you want.
  • Click the 'Cite' button at the top right of the page (icon of 3 bulleted lines).
  • Select the 'Style' from the dropdown list.
  • Copy and paste the text into to a document.

If you would like to create Your Own Personal Zotero Database:

Click on https://www.zotero.org and follow the instructions to download. Note: You do NOT need to log in or to register for a Zotero account to use canDL.

For Previous Users of RefWorks

If you want to transfer your Personal RefWorks Database to Zotero, you will find instructions here, under: How do I transfer my RefWorks library to new software? Can I maintain my folder system and attached files?

If you want to keep your personal RefWorks database, you can! To export citations from Zotero to your personal RefWorks library:

  • In the Zotero canDL, check the citation or citations you want.
  • Click the 'Export' button at the top right of the page (icon of envelope with arrow).
  • Choose 'BibTeX' format.
  • Save file to your computer in .bib format.
  • Open your personal RefWorks library, and click 'References, Import'.
  • For Import Filter/Data Source, select 'BibTeX'.
  • For Database, select 'Latex'.
  • For Select Text File, Click the 'Choose File' button and select your saved .bib file.
  • For Encoding, leave as it is (usually, 'ANSI - Latin I').
  • Choose a folder in your library to import to.
  • Click the 'Import' button.

If you would like to Import to another citation management software database, you can!

  • In the Zotero canDL check the citation or citations you want.
  • Click the 'Export' button at the top right of the page (icon of envelope with arrow).
  • Choose the format for your software and save the file with the correct extension.
  • Import per your software instructions.

For help, or to contribute citations to canDL, please email NDACANsupport@cornell.edu


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