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RefWorks: Getting References into RefWorks

A guide to getting started with the RefWorks citation management program.

Importing References from Old RefWorks Account

If you previously signed up for an account with the older version of RefWorks, you will first need to create an account in the new RefWorks to avoid losing your saved references. To import references to your new account from your old account, 1) look for the + sign in the new RefWorks and click on Import References, or 2) watch the video below or read and follow these steps.

Exporting References from Scholar OneSearch

You can export references from Scholar OneSearch from the search results page by clicking on the three dots on the right side of an item:

From the list of menu options, choose RefWorks.

Exporting References from Library Databases

Many library databases offer options to export references directly to RefWorks. Look for options that say "cite," "save," or "export," to export citations to your RefWorks library. See a few examples below:

EBSCO Gale ProQuest SAGE Taylor & Francis
Emerald JSTOR PubMed Science Direct

For printable directions about how to export citations from these library databases, view this handout




Exporting References from Websites

RefWorks has a tool you can add to your browser that will allow you to capture citations from online sources.

The steps for installing this tool are covered in the video below: