Answered By: Michelle Reyes
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019     Views: 24

Method #1: Save to RefWorks Tool - Importing Citations into RefWorks

The best way to import citations from the Library databases into RefWorks is to use the “Save to RefWorks" tool. This tool can be installed in your browser toolbar by going into your RefWorks account, clicking on your name as seen below, then Tools, then click on "Install Save to RefWorks." You will see Save to RefWorks appear in your browser toolbar after installation. When you are ready to export a citation from a Library database such as an EBSCOhost database, you can go to the detailed view of the record as seen in the second screenshot and click on Save to RefWorks in your browser toolbar. A small RefWorks login window will appear on the right side of your screen. After logging in, the citation will also appear on the right hand side of your EBSCOhost screen. Click on the Save to RefWorks button as seen in the last screenshot.


Method #2: Export as RIS File - Importing Citations into RefWorks

Another method of exporting citations from databases into RefWorks is to export the citation as an RIS file. Most databases will provide this option. Instructions are below.

This is an example from an EBSCOhost database, but most databases will provide a similar option. First, click on Export. Next, select "Direct Export in RIS Format," and Save.

Save the file to an easy to navigate spot on your computer.

Log into your RefWorks account. Click on Add, and then Import References.

Select Drop File Here or Select a File from Your Computer. Drag and drop your file into RefWorks OR navigate to where you saved the RIS file on your computer.

Select RIS Format and click on Import.