RefWorks Exporting and Importing Instructions

Step-by-step instructions for getting citations out of library databases and into RefWorks

Web of Science

  1. From the search results page mark the records you wish to export and click the Add to Marked List button.
  2. Click on the Marked List link at the top of the screen to review your selections.
  3. On the Marked List page are 3 steps. Step 1 is to choose which records to export, Step 2 is to select which record fields to export ("content items") and Step 3 is to choose to export to RefWorks.
  4. Click on the Export to RefWorks option.
  5. The export process will automatically start. Do not close your browser or click the Return button until processing completes.
  6. When processing completes, a new page or tab with the the RefWorks Login will open.
  7. Enter your log in name and password to access your RefWorks account and import your marked records automatically.


Or, you may save records and import them manually:

  1. From the search results page mark the records you wish to export and click the Add to Marked List button.
  2. Click on the Marked List link at the top of the screen to review your selections.
  3. Check the fields you wish to export and under Select an option choose Field Tagged format, then hit the "Save to file" button.
  4. To import the references into RefWorks, select Thomson Reuters as the Import Filter and select the appropriate database. Browse for the appropriate file, attach it, then hit the Import button. 
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