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RefWorks: Importing References

You can import your references into your RefWorks account using one of the methods outlined below. More detailed directions for importing references from specific databases.

Direct Export from a Database

Many USF databases include a feature which allows you to export references directly into RefWorks. Look for the "Export" feature in the following databases:

EBSCO databases

ProQuest databases

LexisNexis Academic




CQ Researcher



Nursing & Health Professionals Premier

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford English Dictionary

Sage Journals Online

Chicano Database

Wiley InterScience



HAPI Online

Project Muse


Import Text Files

Some databases do not have a direct export feature, but will provide the option to download a text file formatted for RefWorks. The file can be saved to your computer and then imported into RefWorks. To import a text file into RefWorks, select "Import" from the "References" menu.

Manually Add References in RefWorks

You can create records in RefWorks by selecting "Add New" from the "References" menu.

Search within RefWorks

Some public databases (PubMed, Library of Congress, British Library, etc.) can be searched from within RefWorks, and then references can be imported directly from the search results list. To conduct a database search from within RefWorks, choose "Online catalog or database" from the "Search" menu.

Use RefGrab-It

RefGrab-It is a RefWorks tool that works with your browser to capture bibliographic information for a web page you are viewing and import it into RefWorks. RefGrab-It works best with web pages. For pages retrieved from library databases, use one of above methods and consult the directions for importing references from specific databases