Use Refworks with Library Databases?

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Many of our databases allow search results to be exported directly to RefWorks. In addition to the full bibliographic data, you can export the abstract, keywords, and other information, without retyping.


Annual Reviews
  • Select (checkmark) the articles you want to export.
  • Click ‘Download to Citation Manager.’
  • Choose ‘RefWorks.’
  • Click ‘Download Chapter Metadata.’ You will be prompted to login to RefWorks and the citations will automatically download.

Books in Print
  • While searching Books in Print, place a check mark next to items in search results you wish to save.
  • When searching is completed, select ‘Download.’
  • Select the ASCII format and click ‘Go’.
  • Save the file to the desktop on your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘BooksinPrint’.
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘BooksinPrint (ASCII Full Record)’.
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Books in Print.
  • Click ‘Import’.

CQ Databases
  • At the document level, click the ‘CiteNow!’ button towards the top of the page.
  • Choose which citation style you would like (e.g., Chicago, APA, MLA).
  • Choose ‘RefWorks’ from the dropdown box. This will start the export process.

 

CQ databases include: CQ Congress; CQ Public Affairs; CQ Researcher; CQ Supreme Court; CQ U.S. Historical Documents; CQ Voting & Elections; and CQ Weekly.

CREDO Reference
  • From the document level, in the ‘Save Citation to’ drop down box, choose ‘RefWorks.’
  • Click ‘Go.’

CSA Illumina
  • Check the articles you want to export.
  • Click the ‘RefWorks’ button above your results.
  • Click ‘Export to RefWorks.’

 

CSA Illumina databases include: Communication Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection; Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection; ERIC – Cambridge Scientific Abstracts version; Philosopher’s Index; PILOTS; Social Services Abstracts; Sociological Abstracts.

EBSCOhost Databases
  • While searching any EBSCOhost database, select articles you wish to save by clicking ‘Add to Folder’ next to the citation.
  • When searching is completed, click on ‘Folder’ (at the top right of every screen) and re-select articles you wish to export to RefWorks.
  • Click the Export Icon.
  • In Export Manager window, choose ‘Direct Export to RefWorks’ and click Save.

 

EBSCOhost databases include: Academic Search Complete; America: History & Life; Art Abstracts; ATLA Religion Database; Bibliography of Native North Americans; Biological Abstracts; Business Source Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; EconLit; ERIC; Gender Studies; GreenFILE; Health Source: Consumer Edition; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition; Historical Abstracts; International Pharmaceutical Abstracts; LGBT Life; Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; Literary Reference Center; Mental Measurements Yearbook; MLA (Modern Language Assn.) Bibliography; MLA (Modern Language Assn.) Directory of Periodicals; Nation Archive; National Review Archive; New Republic Archive; Newspaper Source; Professional Development Collection; PsycARTICLES; PsycCRITIQUES; PsycINFO; Regional Business News; Scientific American Archive; Teacher Reference Center; Tests In Print; and Vocational & Career Collection.

EmeraldPlus
  • While searching Emerald, place a check mark next to items in search results you wish to save.
  • Before navigating away from a page, click ‘Go’ next to ‘Add to the marked list: Session Marked List.’
  • When you have finished searching, click ‘Marked List’ in the left hand column.
  • Check the articles you want to export again.
  • Right click ‘Download (ASCII).’
  • ‘Save Target as’ to the desktop on your computer. Do not change the file type.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘Emerald’.
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘All Databases’.
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Books in Print.
  • Click ‘Import’.

Gale Cengage

 

Gale Directory Library

  • Place a check mark next to the items you want to export.
  • When you have finished searching, click ‘Marked Items’ at the top of the page.
  • Click ‘How to Cite Marked Items.’
  • Choose ‘RefWorks’ in ‘Export to third party software.’
  • Click ‘Export.’

 

Gale Directory Library includes: Encyclopedia of Associations and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
Gale Virtual Reference Library & LegalTrac

  • From the document level of any page to the right is a ‘Tools’ box.
  • Click ‘Citation Tools.’
  • Click ‘RefWorks’ in ‘Export to third party software.’

OR

  • Place a check next to the items you would like to export.
  • Click ‘Marked Items’ towards the top of the page.
  • Click ‘Citation Tools’ in the Tools box.
  • Click ‘RefWorks’ in ‘Export to thir party software.’

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes: Business Plans Handbook and International Directory of Company Histories.

HighWire Press
  • Check the items you would like to export.
  • ‘For checked items below’ choose ‘download to citation manager.’
  • Click ‘Go.’
  • Click ‘Download to Citation Manager.’
  • Click ‘RefWorks.’

IngentaConnect
  • Check the items you want to export.
  • Click ‘Export Options’ under ‘Tools’ on the right side of the screen.
  • Choose ‘Plain Text.’
  • A webpage will open. Under ‘File,’ click ‘Save as’ and save to the desktop.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘Ingenta’.
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘Online Articles.’
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Ingenta.
  • Click ‘Import’.

IOPScience (Institute of Physics)
  • Click the title of the article you would like to export.
  • On the right side, under ‘Export,’ choose ‘Abstract’ or ‘References.’
  • Choose ‘RefWorks (Direct Export).’
  • Click ‘Export Now.’

 

IOPScience includes: Journal of Physics B

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • From the article abstract, click ‘Save to Citation Manager’ on the right under ‘This Article.’
  • Click ‘RefWorks.’

JSTOR
  • Under the citation, click ‘Export this citation.’
  • Select ‘RefWorks.’

 

NOTE: You need to login to MyJSTOR before you can export to RefWorks.

LexisNexis Academic
  • Place a check next to the items you would like to export.
  • Click the icon towards the top right of your results that looks like an open book (‘Export Bibliographic References’).
  • Click ‘Tagged Documents.’
  • Click ‘Export.’

Nature
  • Click on the ‘Full-text’ link for the article you wish to export.
  • In the box to the right of the article, click ‘Export citation.’
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import.’
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘RIS Format.’
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘RIS Format.’
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Nature.
  • Click ‘Import’.

 

NOTE: Not all content on Nature can be exported.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • After your search, click on ‘Extract’ or ‘Full-Text’ just under the article title.
  • In the box to the right, click ‘Add to Citation Manager.’
  • Click ‘RefWorks.’

OCLC

NOTE: You need to be logged in to RefWorks BEFORE you export from OCLC databases.

  • Check the articles you would like to export.
  • Click the ‘Export’ button near the top of the page beneath the two header bars.
  • Check ‘Marked Records from this search’ and ‘RefWorks.’
  • Click ‘Export.’

 

OCLC databases include: ArticleFirst; Clase and Periodica; Dissertations and Theses; Ebooks; ECO (Electronic Collections Online); FirstSearch; Government Printing Office; PapersFirst; Proceedings (Conference); and WorldCat.

Oxford Online

 

African American Studies Center & Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • From within the record click ‘cite’ near the top of your screen and select ‘RefWorks’.
  • Save the file to the desktop on your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘RIS Format’.
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘Reference Manager’.
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Oxford African American Studies.
  • Click ‘Import’

 

Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online

  • From within the record click ‘cite’near the top right of your screen and select ‘Export a citation’.
  • Save the file to the desktop on your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘RIS Format’. From the Database drop down menu select Oxford Art Online’ or ‘Oxford Music Online’ depending on the database you were searching.
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Grove Art Online or Grove Music Online.
  • Click ‘Import’

Project MUSE
  • Check the articles you would like to export to RefWorks.
  • Click the ‘Save Marked Results’ box. (A window will open telling you that you’ve successfully save the articles.)
  • When you’ve finished saving articles, click ‘View Saved History’ near the top right of the page.
  • Right above the results is ‘Export marked results to:.’ Choose ‘RefWorks’ then click ‘Export.’

ProQuest
  • Check the items you want to export.
  • Click ‘Export.’
  • Click ‘Export Directly to RefWorks.’

 

ProQuest databases include: Ethnic NewsWatch; GenderWatch; The New York Times (1851-three years ago); and The Wall Street Journal.

ScienceDirect
  • Check the articles you would like to export to RefWorks.
  • Click ‘Export Citations’ just above your results.
  • Check ‘RefWorks Direct Export.’
  • Click ‘Export.’

Scopus
  • While searching SCOPUS, select items in search results you wish to save and click ‘Add to list’.
  • When searching is completed, click on ‘My List’ tab (at the top of the scrren) and again select items in this list for export.
  • Click ‘Output’ and specify export format: ‘RefWorks direct export’. Click Export to move them to RefWorks.

Wiley InterScience
  • Check the articles you would like to export.
  • When you are finished checking articles, scroll to the bottom of any page and click ‘Download Selected Citations.’
  • Format is ‘Plain Text.’ Export Type is ‘Citation.’ Choose PC or Mac.
  • Click ‘Go.’
  • Save the file to the desktop on your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks.
  • In RefWorks click ‘References’ and then select ‘Import’.
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source drop down menu select ‘Wiley InterScience’.
  • From the Database drop down menu select ‘Wiley InterScience.’
  • Select ‘Import Data from the following Text File’ and then browse to the file you saved from Books in Print.
  • Click ‘Import’.