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ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal)

ACE is a new service from Scholars Portal, which supports students with print disabilities at participating universities in Ontario by providing access to library books in five different accessible formats through an online platform.

Saving & exporting references

This page describes how to use ACE to save books for later use, or export them to popular citation management tools like RefWorks, EndNote Web, or WizFolio. Please use the links below to jump to a particular section, or browse them all by scrolling further.

Saving records

Marking records

The marked records feature in ACE allows you to save books as you are browsing or searching, and either print or e-mail yourself a copy of the list. You can save records from either a search results page, or from a page corresponding to a single book.

Please note: this feature is only meant to save records temporarily as you are browsing, it will not save them for the long term. If you log out of ACE or close your browser, you will lose any records you have saved. Please use the print or e-mail features described in this section (or the export to citation management software options described further below) to save any records you have marked.

Saving from a search results page

When you are on a search results page, each record listed has a checkbox on the right-hand side. Select this checkbox to add the record for the book to your marked records. As soon as you select the checkbox, the record will automatically be saved.

Screenshot demonstrating select and save records from your search results

Saving from a book page

If you are on a book page, you can save records using the Add to list link near the top of the page, underneath the title, author, and publication information. Again, as soon as you click this link, the record will automatically be saved to your marked records.

Screenshot demonstrating how to save a record from a book page using the Add to List link

Accessing your marked records

To access the records you have saved, click the Marked Records link in the top-right corner of the page. The number next to this link will update as you are saving records, to indicate how many records in total you have saved.

Screenshot showing the Marked Records link in the top-right corner of the interface

Once you are on the Marked Records page, you can use the links at the top of the page and the checkboxes on the left-hand side to edit the list of records you have saved. The Select All and Clear All links will only change the records you have selected, while the Remove from list link will actually remove the records from your list of marked records.

Screenshot showing the marked records page

Printing your marked records

To print a copy of the records you have saved, click on the Marked Records link in the top-right corner of the ACE Portal to access your saved records. Select the records you would like to print, then click the Print link at the top of the page.

A new tab or window will open in your browser, displaying the list of records you have chosen in a printer-friendly format. This file includes the date and time you generated the file, along with the title, author, publication information, and direct link for each book. Use your browser's File > Print feature to print this file.

Screenshot of marked records presented in a printer-friendly format

E-mailing your marked records

You can also e-mail yourself a copy of your marked records. Again, click on the Marked Records link in the top-right corner of ACE to access your saved records. Select the records you would like to e-mail, then click the Email link at the top of the page.

A box will appear on the page immediately below the Email link, prompting you to enter your e-mail address. Once you have entered your e-mail address, press Send. You should receive a copy of your list of records in your inbox shortly.

Screenshot demonstrating how to e-mail a list of marked records

Exporting references

You can also export any records you have saved to three popular citation management web apps: RefWorks, EndNote Web, and WizFolio.

First, follow the steps above to save the books you want to export, then click on the Marked Records link in the top-right corner of ACE to access the list of books you saved.

The links for exporting to RefWorks, EndNote Web, and WizFolio can be found near the top of the page. Select the records you would like to export, then click the appropriate link. All three export options will open in your browser, either in the same tab/window or a new one. Make sure you follow any remaining steps as prompted to complete the export process to your citation management web app of choice.

Screenshot of ACE Portal demonstrating export links to popular citation management web apps