Many databases have a direct export to RefWorks. Each database may have a different way of exporting. Below, you'll see an example of how to direct export using ProQuest.
Most databases offer a way to mark or select items, but it may look different (for example, folders) and be differently named (for example, Marked Records, or My Research, or My Folder).
A video demonstration for adding references to RefWorks from a database:
With resources that do not allow direct export, you'll need to save your results as a text file and then import them into RefWorks. There is no list that tells you if a database has the direct export option or if you'll need to save it as a text file.
To check if there is a direct export you can: 1) go to the database and see if there is a direct export to RefWorks, or 2) go to RefWorks and see if there is an import filter available.
The following video shows how to do this in PubMed, a database without direct export and written instructions are below.
To import a text file into RefWorks, first you have to save the text file from the database:
These handouts can further assist you in using RefWorks
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