RefWorks Exporting and Importing Instructions

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


  1. Conduct a search in Reaxys.
  2. Click the Citations tab, and mark the reference(s) you want to export.
  3. Click the Output icon, and select Literature Management Systems. Identify your choices for Output range and Output contains. Then, click OK.
  4. In the Output Citation Results window, click Download.
  5. Save the file to your local computer. It will have an *.RIS extension.
  6. Login to RefWorks.
  7. Under References, select Import.
  8. Under Import Filter/Data Source, select RIS Format.
  9. Under Database, select Reaxys.
  10. Under Select Text File, click Browse to locate the saved text file.
  11. Next, under Import Into Folder, specify the folder where you want to import your citation(s).
  12. Click Import to save the references into your folder in RefWorks.