RefWorks Exporting and Importing Instructions

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


  1. Mark the citations you wish to save.
  2. Click on Export link at the right side of the page.
  3. Under Citation export format, select RIS format then hit the Export button.
  4. A new window opens prompting you to find, save, or cancel. Save the file to a local directory. The file will save as an .RIS file.
  5. Log in to RefWorks if you haven't already done so. Select RIS format as the Import filter and the database.
  6. Browse for the appropriate file, attach it, then hit the Import button. The item is imported.