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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) read and follow these steps.

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

If you want to save references directly from your browser, you can install a Save to RefWorks button, using the steps outlined on the RefWorks user guide.