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RefWorks: Importing References by Database

Database Provider / Database Name(s) Export / Import Instructions
American Chemical Society Publications Import citations from a text file
Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
Bibliography of Asian Studies

Import citations from a text file

  • After you conduct a search, locate the reference you wish to import and click the check box next to the reference.
  • When you're ready to import, click "Selected" at the top.
  • Choose "Export to RIS."
  • Log in to RefWorks.
  • Select References  > Import from the toolbar.
  • Selected RIS Format as the Data Source and Multiple Databases as the Database.
  • Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
  • Click "Import."
Accuweather
AP Images
Add references manually
ACM
ACM Digital Library
Import citations from a text file
AMS
Math SciNet
Import citations from a text file
Annual Reviews Import citations from a text file
APA
PsycNet
Direct export to RefWorks
ArtStor Direct export to RefWorks
Berkeley Electronic Press (BePress) Use RefGrab-It or add references manually
BioOne Import citations from a text file
BMJ Direct export to RefWorks
Cabell's
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Add references manually
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Journals Online
Import citations from a text file
Cambridge University Press
Historical Statistics of the United States
Add references manually
CAS
SciFinder
Import citations from a text file
CIOS
ComAbstracts
Import citations from a text file
CQ Press
CQ Researcher
Direct export to RefWorks
Duke University Press  
ebrary Direct export to RefWorks
EBSCO
all databases
Direct export to RefWorks
Elsevier
Inspec, ScienceDirect
Direct export to RefWorks
Gale
Biography in Context, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), LegalTrac, Literature Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints
Direct export to RefWorks
  • Note: Some Opposing Viewpoints and Gale Virtual Reference Library articles export to RefWorks with incorrect reference types or incomplete data. 
  • If direct export does not work and an RIS file is downloaded, in RefWorks, go to References > Import. Choose RIS Format as the Import Filter/Data Source and RIS Format as the Database. Browse to find the RIS file you saved to your computer. Click "Import."
  • For Opposing Viewpoints viewpoint essaysadd references manually
Gale
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online
Add references manually
Google Scholar Direct export to RefWorks
HW Wilson
Art Index, Education Full-Text, Index to Legal Periodicals, OmniFile Full-Text
Direct export to RefWorks
IbisWorld Use RefGrab-It or add references manually
InfoUSA
OneSource, ReferenceUSA
Add references manually
Johns Hopkins University Press
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
Import citations from a text file
JSTOR Direct export to RefWorks
LexisNexis
LexisNexis Academic
Direct export to RefWorks
Mergent Add references manually
Nature Import citations from a text file
NBER
NBER Working Papers
Import citations from a text file
OCLC
Chicano Database
Direct export to RefWorks
OVID
Nursing & Health Professions Premier
Direct export to RefWorks
Oxford University Press
Oxford African American Studies Center, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford English Dictionary
Direct export to RefWorks
  • Click "Cite" near the top of the screen
  • Under format, select RefWorks and hit "Export."  
Oxford University Press
Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online
Import citations from a text file
Oxford University Press
Oxford Reference
Add references manually
Oxford University Press
Oxford Journals 
Import citations from a text file
  • Mark the articles you want to import.
  • Click on "Get All Checked Abstracts."
  • Select "Download All" and choose "Click here to download and save the file."
  • Save the file (.txt) to your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks. Go to References > Import. Choose RefWorks Tagged Format as the Import Filter/Data Source and Tagged Format as the Database. Browse to find the txt file you saved. Click "Import."
Project Muse Direct export to RefWorks
ProQuest
ProQuest databases, Early English Books Online (EEBO), ProQuest Statistical Insight
Direct export to RefWorks
ProQuest
Safari Books Online
Add references manually
PubMed Import citations from a text file or use RefGrab-It
Psychiatry Online Add references manually
RAND
RAND California
Add references manually
Sage
Sage Journals Online
Direct export to RefWorks
Sports Business Research Network (SBRN) Add references manually
Science Magazine Direct export to RefWorks
  • Mark the citations you want to save.
  • Click "View Abstracts" near the top.
  • Click "Add to All Citations Manager." 
  • Under RefWorks, click "Click here to download and save the file." 
  • Save the file (.txt) to your computer.
  • Login to RefWorks. Go to References > Import. Choose RefWorks Tagged Format as the Import Filter/Data Source and Tagged Format as the Database. Browse to find the txt file you saved. Click "Import."
Springer
SpringerLink
Direct export to RefWorks
Standard & Poor's
NetAdvantage
Add references manually
Taylor & Francis
CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary, CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Europa World Plus, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Add references manually
University of Toronto
Iter
Direct export to RefWorks
  • Mark the citations you want to save.
  • Go to the marked citations.
  • Re-select the citations you want to export to RefWorks.
  • Select "Send to RefWorks."
UC Regents
HAPI Online
Direct export to RefWorks
University of Chicago Press
Chicago Manual of Style
Add references manually
Wiley
Wiley InterScience
Direct export to RefWorks