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Using Legacy RefWorks

Resources to help you use the Legacy RefWorks reference management tool provided by the Amelia Cirio Library.

Exporting to RefWorks from ProQuest databases

1.  Login to RefWorks.

2.  Connect to one of the ProQuest databases and perform your search.

3.  After clicking on an article you like, click on Save located toward the top left side of the page.

4. A drop down menu should appear. From those choices, click RefWorks.

5.  A new box should pop up. From there, make sure Output to: is set to RefWorks. Then, click continue at the bottom of the window.

5.  Now follow the instructions for Importing directly into Refworks.

From within RefWorks (after following exporting directions)

1.  An Import References window will appear (either in a new browser tab or on top of your existing Refworks window).
2.  Click on the View Last Imported Folder button in the lower right corner of that window.
3.  Save your citations in Refworks by moving them from the Last Imported folder into the folder of your choice.

If Direct Export Doesn't Work

Export from database/Import to RefWorks: To add citations from databases without direct export, you need to save marked/tagged citations from the database to your computer as a text (.txt) file, which you can then import into RefWorks. Records from "desktop" citation management software (such as EndNote) can also be imported into RefWorks in this way.

  1. Mark/tag or save to folder the citations you want to add to RefWorks.
  2. Click the Save, Download, Export, or Send to link (these options are different across our databases).
  3. You will be prompted to save a text file (.txt)--save the file on the computer you are using.
  4. To import your citations into RefWorks, login to RefWorks, and under the References menu select Import. In the window that appears, access the drop-down menu next to Import Filter/Data Source, select the source of the data and then the resource you are importing from. You can also specify which folder in RefWorks you want to add the citations to.
  5. Click the Browse button to select the text file you just saved to your computer and click Import.
  6. RefWorks will display the message "Importing references, please wait...", and when finished will display "Import completed - [x] reference(s) imported," and a View Last Imported Folder link. You can then move the citation(s) into a folder of your choice in RefWorks.