Downloading Documents

You may download a document as a file to be saved on your computer or to a disk, jump drive, etc.

Here's how:

  1. From the document display page, click the Download link on the toolbar.
  2. The Download options page will be displayed in a separate pop-up window.
  3. Select HTML to download the document using formatted text (may include boldface and italics type) and to include active hyperlinks back to this database. Alternatively, in some databases you may be able select Plain text to download the document in text-only format, with bibliographic "tags" based on the Z39.80 standard.
  4. Click Download.
  5. Your browser will display options for saving the file.

The system will name the file "Downloaded Document" by default, using the appropriate file extension based on the format you selected. For example:

Downloaded Document.html (HTML format)
Downloaded Document.txt (Plain text format)

If you wish to change the file name, simply type over the words "Downloaded Document", making sure to leave the extension that appears after the period (dot).

Note: No matter which format you choose, embedded non-textual elements such as images, will not be included in the downloaded document. However, if you selected the HTML format, the downloaded file will contain a link that returns you to the document display page where you can view the image(s).

The Cancel button closes the Download window without any action being taken.

To download multiple documents at once, create a Marked Items list.