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RefWorks: Adding References

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management program.

PubMed

PLAN A

In PubMed

  1. Run PubMed search as usual and select citations to save.
  2. Click Send To.
  3. Destination = File
  4. Format = MEDLINE
  5. Click Create File.
  6. Save file, pubmed_result.txt, to Desktop.

In RefWorks

  1. Go to References > Import.
  2. Import Filter/Data Source = NLM PubMed
  3. Database = PubMed
  4. Browse to select pubmed_result.txt from Desktop.
  5. Click Import.
  6. View new references in Last Imported Folder.

PLAN B

In PubMed

  1. Run PubMed search as usual and select citations to save.
  2. Click Display Settings.
  3. Format = MEDLINE.
  4. Increase Items Per Page, if necessary
  5. Click Apply.
  6. In web browser, click Edit > Select All.  Then click Edit > Copy.

In RefWorks

  1. Go to References > Import.
  2. Select From Text
  3. Import Filter/Data Source = NLM PubMed
  4. Database = PubMed
  5. In web browser, click Edit > Paste.
  6. Click Import.
  7. View new references in Last Imported Folder.

Ovid Medline - Direct Export

In Ovid Medline

  1. Run search as usual and select citations to save.
  2. Click Export:
    • Export to = RefWorks
    • Select Fields to Display = Complete Reference.
    • Click Export Citation(s).
    • Make sure your browser allow pop-ups from ovid.com.

In RefWorks

  1. Log on to RefWorks.
  2. Import Filter/Data Source = Ovid
  3. View new references in Last Imported Folder.

Web of Science

In Web of Science

  1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
  2. Add slected citations to Marked List
  3. Go to Marked List
    • Step 1: Select Fields to include.
    • Step 2: Select Plain Text from the Other Reference Software dropdown list.
    • Click Save to File. Save file, savedrecs.txt to your Desktop.
    • Make sure your web browser is set to allow downloads from isiknowledge.com

In RefWorks

  1. Go to References > Import.
  2. Impot Filter/Data Source = Thomson Reuters
  3. Database = Web of Science
  4. Browse to select savedrecs.txt from Desktop.
  5. Click Import.
  6. View new references in Last Imported Folder.

PsycNET

In PsycNET

  1. Run search as usual and select citations to save
  2. Click Export
  3. Select Export to RefWorks and click Go.
  4. Click Continue with Export.

In RefWorks

  1. Log on to RefWorks.
  2. Import Filter/Data Source = APA.
  3. Database = RIS Format UTF-8.
  4. View new references in Last Imported Folder.

Google Scholar

In Google Scholar

  1. Set Scholar Preferences for Bibliography Manager to "Show links to import citations into RefWorks. Remember to save preferences.
  2. Run search as usual.
  3. Click Import to RefWorks link for relevant citations.
  4. Check to make sure references are complete.

Google Scholar via EZproxy

Use this Google Scholar link when searching from off campus or when exporting to RefWorks.

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