RefWorks by database

Databases with the same interface usually share the same procedures for collecting references. In such cases, the databases are grouped together by platform, e.g. EBSCOhost, OvidSP and ProQuest. Otherwise the databases are listed individually.

ACM Digital Library

Cochrane

EBSCOhost databases: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, CINAHL Plus, GreenFile, Historical Abs, LISTA, MLA, PsycInfo and SportDiscus

Emerald

Google Scholar

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

IEEE/IET Electronic Library

JSTOR

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Lecture Notes in Mathematics

Lexis Library

Literature Online

OvidSP databases: AMED and Medline

ProQuest databases: ABI Inform, British Periodicals, DAAI, Education databases (AUEI, BEI and ERIC), IBSS, IIMP and IIPA

PubMed

SAE Technical Papers

ScienceDirect

Scopus

Social Care Online

Springer Protocols

Summon

Web of Knowledge

Zetoc

ACM Digital Library (only one record can be exported at a time)

1.     Click on the title of a single record that you wish to import into RefWorks
2.     Select <BibTex> on the right of the screen, under "Tools and Resources"
3.     A separate window will appear; scroll to the bottom, and click <Download>
4.     Save the reference as a .bib file to the desk top
5.     In Refworks select References/Import from the menu bar
6.     Select Brunel University as the "Import filter/data source"
7.   Select "ACM Digital Library [BibTex format]" as the database
8.     Click the Browse button to navigate to your saved file
9.     Specify the folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu and click import


Cochrane

1.     Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks and select <Export Selected Citations>
2.     Click on the <Export Citation> button
3.     When presented with a “File Download” box, cli
ck on <Save> as a .txt file to the desktop
4.     In the RefWorks window select References/Import in the menu bar
5.     Select Brunel University as the "Import filter/data source"
6.   Select “Cochrane” as the database
7.     Click the Browse button to navigate to your saved file
8.     Specify the folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu and click import

 


EBSCOhost: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, CINAHL Plus, GreenFile, Historical Abs, LISTA, MLA, PsycInfo and SportDiscus

  1. Select <Add to Folder or Mark> for each reference that you want to collect
  2. Open <Folder or Marked Items> in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Check the "Select/deselect all" box or mark individual records
  4. Click on the <Export> icon (with the green arrow)
  5. Check the radio button is highlighted for "Direct export to RefWorks"
  6. Click on the <Save> button and Refworks login center will open

Emerald

  1. Select <View all Results>
  2. Mark the records you wish to export to RefWorks
  3. Click on the <Go> button, adjacent to the "Add to the marked list" and the session drop-down box
  4. Click on <Marked Lists> on the left-hand side of the screen
  5. Click on <Select all> to mark the records again
  6. Click on <Export options>
  7. Click on <Export to RefWorks>

Google Scholar (only one record can be exported at a time)

  1. Perform a search
  2. Click on <Cite> below a specific reference
  3. Click on <Import into RefWorks>

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Marked List> on the left-hand side of the screen
  3. Click on <Download>
  4. Click on <Export directly to RefWorks>

IEEE/IET Electronic Library

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on the <Download Citations> icon at the top of your search list
  3. Click on the <RefWorks> radio button
  4. Click on the <Download Citations> button 

JSTOR

  1. Mark the records you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export> next to the heading <Citation Tools>
  3. Click on <RefWorks> 

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (only one record can be imported at a time)

  1. Open the record that you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export citations> on the right of the screen
  3. Select <RefWorks> from the drop-down download options
  4. When presented with a file download box, click on <OK> or <Save> depending on your browser options
  5. Click on your RefWorks window
  6. Click on References/Import from the menu bar
  7. Select "RIS Format" as the “Import filter/data source”
  8. Select “RIS Format” as the database
  9. Use the Browse button to navigate to the saved file in your recent downloads or your desk top
  10. Specify folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu
  11. Click on the <Import> button

Lecture Notes in Mathematics (only one record can be imported at a time)

  1. Open the record that you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export citations> on the right of the screen
  3. Select <RefWorks> from the drop-down download options
  4. When presented with a file download box, click on <OK> or <Save> depending on your browser options
  5. Click on your RefWorks window
  6. Click on References/Import from the menu bar
  7. Select "RIS Format" as the “Import filter/data source”
  8. Select “RIS Format” as the database
  9. Use the Browse button to navigate to the saved file in your recent downloads or your desk top
  10. Specify folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu
  11. Click on the <Import> button

Lexis Library

  1. Click on 'My Settings' in the tool bar
  2. Click on 'Search and Results'; click the radio button for 'Classic results format' and then the 'Save' button
  3. After running a search mark the records you wish to export to RefWorks
  4. Click on the open book icon (Export Bibliographic References), above the references on the right-hand side of the screen
  5. Click on the <Export> button

Literature Online

  1. Mark the records you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Selected Items> at the top of the screen
  3. Click on the specific category where you have marked your records
  4. Click on <Export/Save> 
  5. Click on the link <Export directly to RefWorks>

OvidSP databases: AMED and Medline

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export> on the right of the screen
  3. Select RefWorks from the "Export to" drop-down menu
  4. Click on the <Export Citations> button

ProQuest databases: ABI Inform, British Periodicals, DAAI, Education databases (AUEI, BEI and ERIC), IBSS, IIMP and IIPA

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export/Save> and select <RefWorks> from the drop-down menu
  3. Click on the <Continue> button which appears in the new window

PubMed (search this database from within RefWorks itself)

  1. Log in to your RefWorks account
  2. Click on <Search/Online Catalog or Database> in the RefWorks menu bar
  3. Select PubMed from the <Search> drop-down menu; it's at the top of the list.
  4. Perform a search
  5. Mark the references you wish to import into RefWorks
  6. Use the <Import to Folder> drop-down menu to insert the selected references into your chosen folder
  7. Click on the <OK> button
  8. Click on <View Last Imported Folder>

SAE Technical Papers

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export>
  3. Click on the <Select> button next to 'RefWorks'
  4. When presented with a 'File Download' box, click on <OK> or <Save> depending on your browser options
  5. Click on your RefWorks window
  6. Click on References/Import in the menu bar
  7. Select 'Brunel University' as the 'Import filter/data source'
  8. Select 'RePEc/SAE Technical Papers [RIS Format]' as the database
  9. Click on the Browse button to navigate to the saved file in your recent downloads or desk top
  10. Specify the folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu and click on <Import>

ScienceDirect

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export Citations>
  3. Check the <RefWorks Direct Export> radio button
  4. Click on the <Export> button

Scopus

As of 3 November 2014 the direct export of references from Scopus to RefWorks is not working. The fault has been reported. While the export filter is being repaired please follow these steps:

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export> at the top of the search results
  3. Under Default reference manager or file type, select <RIS Format> from the menu
  4. Click on the <Export> button
  5. Save the RIS file to your computer desktop (or similar location)
  6. Login to Refworks
  7. Click on References/Import from the menu bar
  8. Select "RIS Format" as the “Import filter/data source”
  9. Select “Scopus” as the database
  10. Use the Browse button to navigate to the saved file in your recent downloads or your desk top
  11. Specify folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu
  12. Click on the <Import> button

When the export filter is repaired you should follow these steps:

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export> at the top of the search results
  3. Under Default reference manager or file type, select <RefWorks direct export> from the menu
  4. Click on the <Export> button

Social Care Online

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks, by checking the "Select" boxes
  2. Select <Export in RIS format> from the 'Display/export' drop-down menu
  3. Click on the <Go> button, adjacent to 'Display/export'
  4. When presented with a 'File Download' box, click on <Save File>
  5. Save the file either to your downloads (if using such as Firefox) or your desk top (if using such as IE)
  6. Click on your RefWorks window
  7. Click on References/Import in the menu bar
  8. Select 'Brunel University' as the 'Import filter/data source'
  9. Select 'Social Care Online [RIS Format]' as the database
  10. Click the Browse button to navigate to your saved file
  11. Specify the folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu and click on <Import>

Springer Protocols (only one record can be imported at a time)

  1. Open the record that you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on <Export citations> on the right of the screen
  3. Select <RefWorks> from the drop-down download options
  4. When presented with a file download box, click on <OK> or <Save> depending on your browser options
  5. Click on your RefWorks window
  6. Click on References/Import from the menu bar
  7. Select 'Brunel University' as the 'Import filter/data source'
  8. Select 'SpringerLink - RefWorks tagged format' as the database
  9. Use the Browse button to navigate to the saved file in your recent downloads or desk top
  10. Specify folder using the "Import into Folder" drop-down menu
  11. Click on the <Import> button

Summon (NB: export facility does not function off-campus)

  1. Click on the <save this item> icon next to the reference you wish to export to RefWorks (use the mouse to hover over the far right – the icon is a folder with a ‘+’ sign); continue saving references as you wish
  2. Click on <Saved items> at the bottom of the page
  3. A small window should appear; click on <RefWorks>, next to <Export> at the top left

Web of Knowledge

  1. Mark the references you wish to export to RefWorks
  2. Click on the <Save to RefWorks> button
  3. You may need to enable a pop-up - follow the instructions in the alert at the top of the window and then do the export again, or ensure that *.webofknowledge.com is added as a site to your pop-up settings (see http://libanswers.brunel.ac.uk/a.php?qid=707426)

Zetoc

  1. Mark the references you wish to import to RefWorks
  2. Click on the <Download> button on the far right
  3. Change the format from 'Long labels' to 'Short labels'
  4. Click on <Send file>
  5. Open the file (there is no specific need to save it)
  6. 'Copy' the entire text 
  7. Click on your RefWorks window
  8. Click on References/Import from the menu bar
  9. Select 'Brunel University' as the 'Import filter/data source'
  10. Select 'ZETOC [MIMAS] as the database
  11. Click on 'From Text' and then paste the text you copied previously in to the box provided
  12. Specify the folder using the 'Import Into Folder' drop-down menu and click on <Import>
  13. Note that not all data (such as the abstract) will import across so you will need to copy and paste the abstract after the initial import

Page last updated: Wednesday 05 November 2014