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Instructions for exporting/importing citations to RefWorks

  • Make sure popups aren't blocked
  • Where instructions stop (for direct export) RefWorks will open in a new window (or in the same window) and you will need to login to your account.
  • Always check the records in RefWorks once they have imported to be sure they include all of the information you need. Some records import incompletely.

Academic OneFile

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Marked Items at the top, and then click Citation Tools on the left under Tools. From Export to third party software: select RefWorks and click Export.

Ageline

Mark the records you wish to export. Under Result Format select Direct Export then click on Save.
Make sure that Export Results to RefWorks is selected, and Continue.

Alt-Health Watch

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all, or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Alt Press Watch

Mark the items you wish to export. Click My Research folder at the top of the page. Select Export Citations then click Export Directly to RefWorks.

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

America History and Life

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

American Periodicals Series

Mark the items you wish to export. Click My Research Folder at the top of the page. Select Export Citations then choose Export Directly to RefWorks.

Anthropology Plus

Mark the records you wish to export. Click Marked Records and then Export. Choose Export to RefWorks and click Export below.

ArtBibliographies Modern

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Mark the records you wish to export. Scroll all the way down and under Step 3: click Save next to Save to Other Reference Software. If prompted, choose where to save the downloaded file on your computer (it should look something like savedrecs.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), under Database choose Web of Knowledge and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

Art Full Text

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on EXPORTING/CITING on the top right. Make sure that RefWork's Direct Export Tool is selected, and click Export.

Art Retrospective

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on EXPORTING/CITING on the top right. Make sure that RefWork's Direct Export Tool is selected, and click Export.

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

ATLA

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all, or select individual records you want to export. Then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

BIOSIS Previews

Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue.
The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.  Tip:  To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Book Review Digest Plus

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on EXPORTING/CITING on the top right. Make sure that RefWork's Direct Export Tool is selected, and click Export.

Boston Globe

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export, then Export Directly to RefWorks.

Business Source Complete

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

British Humanities Index

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. Then click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select individual items you want to export. Then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Chicago Tribune

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export, then Export directly to RefWorks.

CINAHL

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all, or select individual items you want to export. Click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Communication Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

CQ Encyclopedia of American Government

Open the document you wish to cite. Click CiteNow! near the top; a smaller pop-up window will open with the citation. At the bottom of this window click on the dropdown menu: Export citation to: and choose RefWorks.

CQ Researcher

Open the document you wish to cite. Click CiteNow! near the top; a smaller pop-up window will open with the citation. At the bottom of this window click on the dropdown menu: Export citation to: and choose RefWorks.

Dissertations and Theses

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on My Research folder and select Export Citations. Click on Export Directly to RefWorks.

EconLit

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Education Research Complete

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

ERIC

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

EMBASE

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export and select RefManager as the Export Format. The file will be saved as refman.

Log in to your RefWorks account. From the References menu, select Import. From the Import Filter menu, select RIS Format. From the Database menu, select RIS Format. Click on Browse and navigate to the ‘Refman' Select Refman, then click on Open. Click on Import (bottom of RefWorks screen) then View Last Imported Folder to view the references.

Emerald Library

Mark the items you wish to export. Click on Go the dropdown menu next to Add to the marked list: that reads Session Marked List. You may get an error message here, but click on click on Marked List on the left hand side menu. Click on Download (ASCII) . Click Save As on the browser's file menu, and select the location where you want to save the file. Save in .txt format.

In RefWorks, Click on References/Import from the toolbar. Select Emerald as the data source and select All databases. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer. Click on Import. Your references should appear in the Last Imported Folder

EndNote

You have 2 choices.  You can import a whole EndNote Library into your RefWorks account, or you can select some references from your EndNote Library and export them to your RefWorks account.

  • To import the whole EndNote Library:
    • From your RefWorks account
    • References à Import EndNote V8+ Database
    • Browse and click on library to import
    • Click on Import
  • To import some references from EndNote to RefWorks (but not the whole library)
    • Search the EndNote Library for references you wish to export to RefWorks. 
    • Select them by shift+click or control+click
    • FileàExport
    • Output style = RefMan (RIS) Export
    • Save
    • In RefWorks
    • ReferencesàImport
    • Import Filter/Datasource = RIS format
    • Database = EndNote Windows (or MacIntosh if applicable)
    • Browse for file you just saved
    • Click Import

Essay & General Literature Index

Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Tip: To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Export then choose Export directly to RefWorks.

FRANCIS

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

GenderWatch

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Export then choose Export directly to RefWorks.

General BusinessFile ASAP

Mark the items you wish to export. Click on View mark list on the left. Under E-Mail Delivery choose Citation and enter your email address. Click on Submit E-mail Request. Open the email messages you received from Mailer-Daemon@email-delivery.galegroup.com. Copy and paste the text of the message into a word processor, then save the file as Plain Text (.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose GALE InfoTrac Web, under Database choose GALE InfoTrac and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import. WARNING: Although Refworks does import much of the citation, you may lose some information in the process. Check to make sure all of the necessary elements of the citation are there (particularly the author/byline) before clearing your marked list in the database. You may need to edit these records in RefWorks and manually add missing information.

General Reference Center Gold

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Marked Items at the top, then click Citation Tools on the left under Tools. From Export to third party software, select RefWorks and click Export.

Genetics Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

GeoRef (Geology)

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

GeoScienceWorld (GSW)
(not all references import completely)

Check the items you wish to export. Next to For checked items on this page:, choose download to citation manager and click Go. On the top right click Download ALL Selected Citations to Citation Manager. On the left click on the word RefWorks (not Click here to download and save the file).

GreenFile (EBSCO)

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments

Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Tip: To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Health Reference Center-Academic

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Marked Items at the top, then click Citation Tools on the left under Tools. From Export to third party software, select RefWorks and click Export.

Historical Abstracts

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Mark the records your wish to export. Mark the records you wish to export. Click on EXPORTING/CITING on the top right. Make sure that RefWork's Direct Export Tool is selected, and click Export.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Tip: To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Index Islamicus

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Index to Jewish Studies

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

IngentaConnect

Mark the records you wish to export and click on update marked list. On the right under Tools click on Bookmarking options, then Marked List. Click on Export options, then right click on plain text and use browser's save as function to save as a text or ASCII file to your computer. Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose Ingenta, under Database choose Online Articles and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

INSPEC

Mark the records you wish to export. Scroll all the way down and under Step 3: click Save next to Save to Other Reference Software. If prompted, choose where to save the downloaded file on your computer (it should look something like savedrecs.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), under Database choose INSPEC and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

International Index to Music Periodicals

Mark the records you wish to import by checking Add to Marked List. Click on Download, then Export directly to RefWorks.

International Index to the Performing Arts

Mark the records you wish to import by checking Add to Marked List. Click on Download, then Export directly to RefWorks.

International Political Science Abstracts

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

LexisNexis Academic

Tag the records you wish to export. On the top right, under the Search within results box, click on the Export Bibliographic References icon (looks like an open book). Make sure the Tagged Documents button is selected, and click on Export.

Irish Times

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export, then Export directly to RefWorks.

LGBT Life Full Text

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Tip: To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, then click the Export to RefWorks button.

JSTOR

Select the citations you wish to export. If you have registered for a MyJSTOR account, click on the Save citation(s) (Requires login) button, and login to JSTOR (anyone who has access to JSTOR through BC can register for a free MyJSTOR account by following the links from this button). Once you are logged in, hover over MyJSTOR and click on Saved Citations. Click on the button next to Select/unselect all to select all, then click Export article citations, and click on RefWorks.

If you do not have a MyJSTOR account and you do not wish to create one, then you can export citations individually to RefWorks by clicking Export this Citation at the bottom of the record on the results page, then clicking on RefWorks.

Massachusetts Newsstand

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export, then Export directly to RefWorks.

Medline

Select the references you want to export. In the Results Manager located to the left of the screen, make your selection in the Results section. Select Complete Reference in the Fields section.Select the Direct Export in the Result Formatsection. At the top of the Results Manager, click the Save button. Select Export Results to RefWorks and Continue. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Tip: To expand the window RefWorks is displayed in, use the F11 key. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on the diskette icon on the top right of the screen (near the Clear Marked button). Choose Export to RefWorks then click OK on the top right.

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

MLA International Bibliography

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click on the Export to RefWorks button.

Music Index Online

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

New Testament Abstracts

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. Click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or the items you want to export, then click on the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

New York Times 1851-2003

Mark the items you wish to export. Click Export then choose Export directly to RefWorks.

Oceanic Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

OECD iLibrary Look for the "Cite this publication/chapter/dataset (etc.)" link on the right. The following screen provides a download to RefWorks link.

Old Testament Abstracts

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. Click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or the items you want to export, and then click on the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

PAIS Archives

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

PAIS International

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Philosophers Index

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Physical Education Index

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

PILOTS

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Pollution Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Save, Print Email, and at the bottom of the next page click on the Export to RefWorks button.

Project Muse

Mark the results you wish to export, and click on the Save Marked Results button above. At the top of the page, click on Email/Export Saved Results. On the Saved Results page, under Export marked results to: choose RefWorks and click Export.

PSYCBooks

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

PsychiatryOnline

Choose Full Text or Abstract for the result you wish to export. From the box on the right, under SERVICES, click on Download to citation manager, and then click on RefWorks on the left. (You can only export one result at a time from this database).

PsycINFO

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

PubMed

On the results page change the Display from Summary to MEDLINE. Select the items you wish to export. Under Send to, select File, and save the file as a .txt to your computer (it should look something like pubmed_result.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose NLM PubMed, under Database choose PubMed and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on EXPORTING/CITING on the top right. Make sure that RefWork's Direct Export Tool is selected. Click on Export.

Regional Business News

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. Click on the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Science Citation Index

Mark the records you wish to export. Scroll all the way down and under Step 3: click Save next to Save to Other Reference Software. If prompted, choose where to save the downloaded file on your computer (it should look something like savedrecs.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), under Database choose Web of Knowledge and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

Science Direct

Select the citations you wish to export. Click on Export Citations. Choose whether you want Citations Only or Citations and Abstracts, then for Export Format choose RefWorks Direct Export and click Export.

SciFinder

·  Select the records for export to RefWorks
·  Choose the Export option on the right.
·  In the Export dialog box choose a name for the file (required), choose the .txt (tagged) format, then click Export.
·  In RefWorks choose Import
·  For your Import Filter/Data, choose CAS SciFinder
·  And for the Database choice, select CAPlus
·  Choose Import data from the following text file, then browse to find your file.  Click Import.

Social Services Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

Social Work Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. In the Results Manager section. Click on Direct Export (in the Result Format column). Click on Save. Make sure that the Export to RefWorks button is checked. Click on Continue.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Mark the records you wish to export. Scroll all the way down and under Step 3: click Save next to Save to Other Reference Software. If prompted, choose where to save the downloaded file on your computer (it should look something like savedrecs.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), under Database choose Web of Knowledge and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then
click Import.

Sociological Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.

SPORTDiscus

Click Add to folder next to the folder icon under each item you wish to export. Click on Folder at the top of the page. On the Export Manager page click the button next to Select / deselect all to select all or select whichever items you want to export, then click the Export icon (a page with a green arrow pointing toward the right). Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

Washington Post

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on Export, then Export directly to RefWorks.

Web of Science

Mark the records you wish to export. Scroll all the way down and under Step 3: click Save next to Save to Other Reference Software. If prompted, choose where to save the downloaded file on your computer (it should look something like savedrecs.txt). Log in to RefWorks and under the References tab choose Import. Under Import Filter/Data Source choose ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), under Database choose Web of Science and below choose Import Data from the following Text File, then browse to select the .txt file you downloaded from the database, then click Import.

Women's Studies International

Click Add under the folder icon to the right of each item you wish to export. Click on Folder in the top right. Choose Select all or whichever items you want, then click Export. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks and click Save.

WorldCat

Mark the records you wish to export. Click on the Marked Records button above, and then click on the Export button. For Export To: choose RefWorks, then click Export.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Mark the records you wish to export. Click the RefWorks icon, and then click the Export to RefWorks button.