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RefWorks: Add References to RefWorks

Export Reference to RefWorks

To export an individual reference

. Click on '...' and select 'RefWorks' from the drop-down menu;

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. A new page appears;

. Select 'Yes export to the newest version of RefWorks';

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. You will be redirected to the login page of your RefWorks account;

. Login with your RefWorks credentials;

. The exported reference will be added directly to your 'last imported' references list within RefWorks;

. Click 'ok' to see the imported reference.

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To export multiple references at the same time to RefWorks;

. Click on 'alt="folder icon"the folder icon' next to each reference you wish to export;

. Then click on the folder icon alt="folder icon" in the right top corner;

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. A new box appears; click on the 'Export To' and select 'RefWorks' from the drop-down menu;

. All selected data will be exported to your RefWorks account;

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The majority of our databases allow you to export references directly into your RefWorks account. 

We chose JSTOR as an example.

To export an individual reference

. Select the reference you want to export;

 . Click on 'Cite this Item';

 . A new window appears; click on 'Export to RefWorks' and your reference will be imported to the 'Last Imported Folder'   in your RefWorks account.

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To export several references at once

. Select the references you want to export to RefWorks using the tick boxes next to each reference;

. Click on 'Export Selected Citations' at the top right side;

. Choose Export to RefWorks. Your references will be imported in to the 'Last Imported Folder' in your RefWorks account.

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You can import references from Google Scholar to RefWorks.

. You'll need to change your settings in Google Scholar to activate the citation import feature.

. Click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner;

. Click 'Settings', then scroll down to 'Bibliography manager'.

. Select 'Show links to import citations into RefWorks' , then save your settings.

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. Click on the Citealt="cite icon" icon under the reference you wish to import.

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. A dialog box appears listing various reference styles.

. Click on 'Refworks' and the reference will be exported to your RefWorks account.

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RefWorks can import references directly from websites by installing the 'Save to RefWorks' tool.

. Login to your RefWorks account and click on the 'Tools' icon  and select 'Tools' from the drop-down menu.

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. Click on ‘Install Save to RefWorks’;

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. Place your cursor on alt="save to refworks button" button and drag it to your browser's favorites bar;

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 . Click the 'Save to Refworks' tab when you wish to save a webpage reference in your RefWorks account;

.  A new box appears on the right; scroll down and click 'save';

.  Your saved webpage will be imported to the 'last imported' list in your Refworks account.

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. To add a reference to RefWorks, click the '+Add' tab; then click the 'Create new reference';

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. A new box appears;

.  Fill out all the required fields to create a reference;

. Then click save;

. The reference will be created and imported to the 'Last Imported reference' list.

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