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RefWorks: Migrate References

Migrating References from Other Citation Management Tools

EndNote

You can import your EndNote data into your RefWorks account, by following the below steps

  1. In EndNote, go to Edit; click on Output Styles; then Open Style Manager;
  2. Check 'RefMan (RIS) Export';
  3. In your EndNote account, select the references you would like to export;
  4. Go to File; click Export and save the file, making sure the output styles field is set to 'RefMan (RIS) Export';
  5. In RefWorks, click the '+Add a reference' icon, then select 'Import References';
  6. Drag and drop the saved file into RefWorks into the box or use the link to 'select a file from your computer' and upload it. 

Mendeley

You can import your Mendeley data into your RefWorks account, by following the below steps

  1. Go to Mendeley desktop; select record(s) and right click; Select 'Export, Research Information Systems (*ris) ';
  2. A dialog box appears to select the location where you want to save the file; assign a file name and select a location to save the file;
  3. In RefWorks, click the '+Add a reference' icon, then select 'Import References';
  4. Drag and drop the saved file into RefWorks into the box or use the link to “select a file from your computer” and upload it. 

Zotero

You can import your Zotero data into RefWorks account, by following the below steps

  1. Select references;
  2. Right-click and choose 'Export Selected Items'; choose 'RIS'; 'save' the file;
  3. In RefWorks, click the '+Add a reference' icon, then select 'Import References';
  4. Drag and drop the saved file into RefWorks into the box or use the link to 'select a file from your computer' and upload it.