RefWorks: Exporting and Importing Hints

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American Chemical Society Publications
EBSCO Host Databases
HighWire Press
JSTOR
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Online Catalog, LION
Project MUSE
ProQuest Databases

RefWorks
RefWorks Tutorials
Importing from Other Databases

American Chemical Society Publications

To Save Citations—

  1. Go to American Chemical Society Publications and conduct your search.
  2. Save the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation.
  3. Click on Download Citations slightly below the bar that says "Search Results."
  4. On the Download Citation screen under "Format," be sure that "RIS" for RefWorks (and others) is selected.
  5. Under "Include," choose the option you prefer.
  6. When done, click Download Citation(s).
  7. The Open or Save Download box will appear. Click the down arrow to the right of Save and choose Save as.
  8. Select an easy-to-find location for your file and name it. Then click Save. The file extension (.ris) should not be changed.

To Import Citations—

  1. Go to RefWorks.
  2. If you have an account, log in. If not, sign up for an individual account.
  3. In the grey bar near the top, click on the References drop-down box; select Import.
  4. In the Import Filter/Data Source drop-down box, select ACS Publications, found in the "Other" category.
  5. In the Database drop-down box, select RIS Format.
  6. Under Import Data from the following Text File, click on Browse and locate your file. Click "Open to add the file name to in the box.
  7. Click on Import at the bottom of the box.
  8. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

EBSCO Host Databases

  1. Go to EBSCO Host, select the appropriate database(s), and conduct your search.
  2. Save the citations you want to import by clicking the Add Folder icon underneath each citation.
  3. When done, click on the Folder icon located in the blue bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Review the citations; for those you want to import, click in the small box to the left of each citation.
  5. To select all of the citations, click in the small box to the left of Select / deselect all.
  6. In the column to the far right, click on the Export Icon, which looks like a sheet of paper with a green arrow pointing to the right.
  7. On the right side of the screen under Save citations to a file formatted for, check the last one, Direct Export to RefWorks.
  8. On the left side of the screen check the box beside Remove these items from folder after saving if you want to delete the items from the folder after performing the export function.
  9. Click the Save box.
  10. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  11. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

HighWire Press

  1. Go to HighWire Press and conduct your search.
  2. Select the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation.
  3. Near the beginning or end of the citations under For checked items, click on download to citation manager.
  4. Click Go.
  5. In the box and above your citations, click on download citations to citation manager.
  6. Click on RefWorks (do not click on the link below the word RefWorks, otherwise you will be saving a file to your computer).
  7. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  8. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

JSTOR

  1. Go to JSTOR and conduct your search.
  2. For each screen, select the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation.
  3. Above the citations, to the right of "Citation Tools," click on Export.
  4. Under Select a format, click on RefWorks, the last choice.
  5. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  6. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

To Save Citations on Multiple Screens—

  1. Go to JSTOR and conduct your search.
  2. In the upper right corner of the screen, click on Log In. If you have an account, log in. If you do not have an account, click Register to create one.
  3. Save the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation. Then click on Save Citation(s) to save your choices on each screen before going to the next screen.
  4. Repeat the step above for all subsequent screens.
  5. When done, click on MyJSTOR in the grey bar near the top of the screen.
  6. Review the citations; for those you want to import, click in the small box to the left of each citation.
  7. To select all of the citations, click in the small box to the left of Select/unselect All.
  8. Above the citations, to the right of "Citation Tools," click on Export.
  9. Under Select a format, click on RefWorks, the last choice.
  10. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  11. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

  1. Go to LexisNexis Academic Search and conduct your search.
  2. Save the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation.
  3. When done, click on Open Book Icon (Export Bibliographic References) located below the blue Go button down from the top right of the screen.
  4. Under Document Range, make sure that Tagged Documents is selected.
  5. Under Export Type, make sure that Export using RefWorks is selected.
  6. Click the red Export button on the bottom right side of the screen.
  7. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  8. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Online Catalog, LION

  1. Go to Lipscomb Unlimited.
  2. Underneath the search box, click Search Options.
  3. Under the heading Limit your results, select Catalog Only.
  4. Conduct your search.
  5. Save the book records you want to import by clicking the Add Folder icon underneath each book.
  6. When done, click on the Folder icon located in the blue bar at the top of the screen.
  7. Review the books; for those you want to import, click in the small box to the left of each book.
  8. To select all of the books, click in the small box to the left of Select / deselect all.
  9. In the column to the far right, click on the Export Icon, which looks like a sheet of paper with a green arrow pointing to the right.
  10. On the right side of the screen under Save citations to a file formatted for, check the last one, Direct Export to RefWorks.
  11. On the left side of the screen check the box beside Remove these items from folder after saving if you want to delete the items from the folder after performing the export function.
  12. Click the Save box.
  13. The export will automatically import the book citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the book citations will be imported.
  14. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Project MUSE

  1. Go to Project MUSE and conduct your search.
  2. Select the citations you want to import by clicking Save Citation found underneath the cover image.
  3. Select Option 1: RefWorks.
  4. Click on the Export to RefWorks button.
  5. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  6. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

ProQuest Databases

  1. Go to ProQuest Databases, select the appropriate database(s), and conduct your search.
  2. Save the citations you want to import by clicking in the small box to the left of each citation.
  3. When done, click on Export/Save located on the right side of the blue bar found above the citations.
  4. Select RefWorks from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Export/Save pop-up box, Click Continue near the bottom.
  6. The export will automatically import the citations if RefWorks is open. If it is not, the login screen will appear. Log into RefWorks if you already have an account. If you do not, click sign up for an individual account to create one. After you are logged in, the citations will be imported.
  7. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.