RefWorks Citation Importing Instructions

Mount Union’s Catalog (also applies if searching OhioLINK Catalog’s directly)

To Manually Save and Export Records:

  1. Conduct a search and mark and add your selections to a list.
  2. Click on the “View List” icon at the top.
  3. Select the records you would like to export and click the icon, “Export List”.
  4. On the left side of the page, select “End-Note/Refworks” and on the right side, select “local disk” and click submit.
  5. The next screen, with the File Download option, allows you to Open or Save a file named export.txt.  Select the location where you want to save the file.
  6. Click Save and the screen will inform you that the download is complete.
  7. Log in to RefWorks
  8. Under the References tab, select Import from the toolbar.
  9. Select Innovative Interfaces (Endnote/RefWorks) as the filter and Endnote/RefWorks as the Database.
  10. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
  11. Click Import.
  12. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

 

EJC - Electronic Journal Center

To Direct Export Records:

  1. Conduct your search.
  2. There is no way to make multiple selections so each record must be imported into RefWorks individually.
  3. When you find an article and you want to export the citation.  You must click on the title of the article.
  4. When the full abstract of the article appears, on the right side of the page there will be a box with “Format/Export As” in it.
  5. Select Export to RefWorks.  You will be prompted to log into RefWorks.
  6. Once logged into RefWorks, your record will appear in the Last Imported Folder.

 

EBSCOhost Databases

(Ex: Academic Search Complete)

A)  To Direct Export Records:
Note: 
Be sure you have already opened RefWorks in another window.

  1. Conduct your search and add citations by clicking the Add folder.
  2. Once citations are added to folder, click the “Folder” button at the top of the page.
  3. Select the item you want to export and click “Export” on the right side.
  4. Export Manage page will open.  Select the “Direct Export to RefWorks” radio button.
  5. Click the “Save” button.  The citations should automatically import into RefWorks.

B)   To Manually Save and Export Files:

  1. Conduct your search and add citations by clicking the Add folder.
  2. Once citations are added to the folder, click the “Folder” button at the top of the page.
  3. Select the item you want to export and click “Export” on the right side.
  4. Instead of Direct Export to RefWorks, select Generic bibliographic management software.
  5. Click Save button.
  6. Then File>>Save As>>(**Before you save this file, be sure to change it to a .txt file.**)
  7. If RefWorks is not open, open it now.
  8. Click on References Tab.
  9. Select Import.
  10. Choose your Import Filter/Data source>>EBSCOhost
  11. Choose your database you are importing from.
  12. Browse for file to import.
  13. Click Import button.
  14. References will be placed in View Last Imported Folder.

 

JSTOR

  1. Conduct your search.
  2. Mark the citations you want to save and click Export Citation.
  3. Under “Select a Format”, click the RefWorks link.  You may have to disable your pop-up blocker here.
  4. A RefWorks log in page should pop up if you are not logged in.  If you are logged in, you should see the message Import completed
  5. To view the imported citations, click the “View Last Imported Folder” button.

 

Lexis/Nexis

  1. Conduct your search and mark selections you would like to export.
  2. On the right side of the page, click on the Export Bibliography icon .
  3. Make sure the “Tagged Documents” button under Document Range is selected.
  4. Click Export.
  5. RefWorks should open.  To view the imported citations, click the “View Last Imported Folder” button.

 

Other Databases

  1. Go to the “Help” tab in RefWorks and click Launch Help File.
  2. The help file will open in a new window.  Click the heading Getting References into Your Account.
  3. Click Importing from Online Data Vendors.  You should see an alphabetical list of databases.  Click on your desired database to view its specific instructions. 

 

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