Importing References into RefWorks

EBSCO Databases

If you are using one of these databases:
Then use these instructions:
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Alt-Health Watch
  • America: History and Life
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans (16th century-)
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC)
  • Computer Source
  • EBSCO Animals
  • Economia y Negocios
  • Education Research Complete
  • Environment Complete
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
  • Fuente Academica
  • Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Index
  • Gender Studies Database
  • Green FILE
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities International Complete
  • Insurance Periodicals Index
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • Legal Collection
  • LGBT with Full Text
  • Library information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Literary Reference Center
  • MAS Ultra
  • Master FILE Premier
  • MedicLatina
  • MEDLINE with Full Text
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook, Middle Search Plus
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Music Index
  • Natural & Alternative Treatments
  • Newspaper Source
  1. Add items to the folder by clicking on the folder in each reference.

  2. Click on Folder icon on the blue row of choices.

  3. “Select” the references to export.

  4. Click Export icon (text with green arrow).

  5. Choose Direct Export to RefWorks.

  6. Click Save button.

  7. RefWorksshould open in a new window. Log in with your account information.

  8. References will be imported and found in your Last Imported folder.

FirstSearch Databases

If you are using one of these databases:
Then use these instructions:
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Chicana Database
  • Clase Periodica
  • EconLIT
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
  • HandPress Book Database
  • History of Science Technology and Medicine
  • Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
  • OAIster
  • Papers First
  • Proceedings First
  • Russian Academy of Science Bibliographies
  • WorldCat
  1. In the results list, place a checkmark in front of the references you wish to export.

  2. Click the Export button found in a row of icons near the top of the page.

  3. Choose to export all or the marked files; choose Export to RefWorks.

  4. Click the Export button.

  5. RefWorks opens in a new window. Log in to your RefWorks account.

  6. References are imported automatically and will be found in your Last Imported folder.

PubMed Databases

Use these instructions:
  1. Perform a search and mark the references you want to export.

  2. Change the Display option from Summary to MEDLINE.

  3. In the Send To drop-down, select Text.  A window opens with just the references in MEDLINE format.  

  4. Select Save As from your browser and select Text as the Save As file type.

  5. Log in to RefWorks.

  6. Select References/Import from the toolbar.

  7. Select NLM PubMed as the data source and as the database.

  8. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.

  9. Click Import.

  10. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Scholar Online Catalog

Use these instructions:
  1. Search the catalog

  2. Select items by clicking on the Save Citation button. Save Citation button

  3. When you are finished searching, click on the View Saved button. View Saved button

  4. Select End-Note/Refworks under Format of List.

  5. Select Local Disk under Send List To.

  6. Mark the citations to export under Your List of Saved Records.

  7. Click on the Submit button.

  8. Click on Save File in the Opening export txt box. Save the document as a Text (.txt) File.

  9. Go to RefWorks.

  10. Under References, click on Import.

  11. For Import Filter/Data Source, select Cleveland State University Library.

  12. For Database, select Cleveland State University [Innovative Interfaces (Endnote/RefWorks Format)].

  13. Under Import Data from the following Text File, click on Browse to locate the file, select the file and click on Open, and then click on Import.

  14. Click on View Last Imported Folder.

  15. Click on Edit to add missing information if necessary.

  16. Select citations, select the folder where you want to add them, and then remove them from the Last Imported Folder.