RefWorks Exporting and Importing Instructions

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


For Direct Export:

  1. Select the references you want to export by checking the boxes.
  2. Click on the Export link at the top of the page.
  3. Under the Export to section, select RefWorks from the drop down menu.
  4. Select Complete Reference in the Fields to display section then hit the Export Citation/s button.
  5. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
  6. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

To Manually Save and Export Records:

  1. Select the references you want to export.
  2. Click on the Export link at the top of the page.
  3. Under the "Export to" drop down box, select the .txt format.
  4. Click the Export Citations button.
  5. A new window opens prompting you to find, save, or cancel. Save the file to a local drive as a Text (.txt) file.
  6. Log in to RefWorks, if you haven't done so already.
  7. Select Ovid as the Import filter and Your journals @Ovid as the Database.
  8. Browse for the appropriate file, attach it, then hit the Import button. The item is imported.
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