Run a search
Go in to the useful reference by clicking on the title
Click EndNote as the display format option
Click on the download (bottom right of the Export Formats box)
Select the Open with radio button and browse to Notepad and click on o.k.
On the Notepad record, select File then Save as.
Change the file name to something you will remember.
At Save in, select Desktop
Log in to RefWorks
Select Import from the references menu.
Make sure that EndNote View appears in both the Import filter and database windows. (If it does not, select it from the options on the drop-down menu.)
Use the Browse button to select the file on your desktop, click on Open, then click import.
If you did not specify a destination folder, the references will be imported into the Last imported folder. You can move them to another folder at this stage.
Logon to BEI from A-Z database list and do a search
Mark useful references by clicking in the box beside the reference
Click on Export/Save icon (on right-had side of toolbar)
Click on RefWorks list under Export to:
The export options box is now displayed. At Include: select Citation/abstract and at Export to: select RefWorks
Click on Continue
Select search results by clicking the box beside the titles or the Select all option at the foot of the list.
Now click either the Export all Results button or the Export Selected Citations-button.(located at the bottom of the page.)
At the next screen select your file type (usually PC) and export format (usually Abstract and citation) then click Export Citation.
A pop-up window with a heading starting Cit Abs... and with NOTEPAD.EXE in the Open with-box will appear. Click on OK
A Notepad window also with the Cit Abs ... heading and showing your chosen records may be displayed
(On some computers a list of downloads may be displayed first, if so click on the relevant entry which should open the Notepad window)
Click on the File menu on the toolbar, select Save As-and save the file to Desktop.
Log in to RefWorks using the Athens users option.
Select the References menu from the toolbar and click Import.
Use the drop-down menu to select Wiley Interscience from the Import filter menu.
Use the Browse button to select the file from your desktop, click on Open then Import to download the records.
Click on the View Last Imported Folder to view the records.
Remember to move the references to another folder to store them safely.
We also have a Export from Cochrane to RefWorks for this process.
Click Folder has items at the top right of the list of results.
Click on Folder View.
Select the relevant items.
Click Export .
Select Direct export to RefWorks then click on Save
(If you have a pop-up blocker on the PC, click on the yellow bar at the top of the screen and select and option to enable pop-ups from this site.)
A RefWorks window will open, (you may need enter you Athens details)
The references will be imported into your RefWorks account.
Click Log off then close the window.
Click Back to return to the previous screen.
Do your search on Emerald.
Select Journals (the grey tab at the top of the results list) to view results.
Tick the boxes beside the titles to select the articles.
Click GO (beside Add to the marked list – Session prompt at the top of the results list).
Click Marked Lists (near the top of the grey column on the left hand side).
Click Export options.
ClickExport to Refworks.
The RefWorks login screen should pop up (if it does not, switch off the pop-up blocker in your browser)
Click the orange Athens Credentials link and type in your Athens username and password.
To set up this feature in Google Scholar:
Here's how to export references from the Law Journal Library to RefWorks. Only results from this library can be exported to CSV, EndNote, or Refworks. Results from any library can be emailed.
This procedure uses the MyHein tool. HeinOnline users can utilize the MyHein tool whether or not they have created their own MyHein account. However, users without a MyHein account will not have their bookmarked data saved on the website after they close their browser. MyHein accounts are free, and available to all users of HeinOnline.
1. Let's start off with a list of search results in the Law Journal Library.
Logon to JSTOR from the A-Z database list and do a search
Save the relevant items by clicking on the check box beside the title
Click Export citation
From the options menu select RefWorks.
The records are then exported to RefWorks
We have an Export from OT seeker to RefWorks with more detail to help you.
Log on to Proquest and do a search
Select some interesting references and mark them
Click Export/save then click on RefWorks
The Export screen will be displayed, check that it says Export to: RefWorks then click Continue
This will open the RefWorks login page
If you have a file of data which is in an un-tagged format or a format not recognised by RefWorks, then you will need to edit it into RefWorks tagged format. Here is an example for a journal article:
RT Journal Article
A1 McPheat, Graham
A1 Milligan, Ian
A1 Hunter, Lynne
T1 What's the use of residential childcare? Findings of two studies detailing current trends in the use of residential childcare in Scotland.
JF Journal of Children's Services
YR 2007, pp15-25
AB Explores the manner in which children are being placed into residential care in seven localauthorities in Scotland and the reasons for residential care being regarded as the childcare service of last resort. Looks at the scale of residential provision in Scotland, and how it is marginalised by a preference for foster care services. Discusses the characteristics of residential provision: the age of children at admission; placement length; unplanned admission; and the placement of siblings. Finds that: there are a significant number of younger children being looked after in residential accommodation; that many placements are very short; that siblings are often separated; and that residential care was often not the preferred option. Suggests that residential services should be used in a targeted and purposeful manner to fully harness the positive potential.
If your file already has tags, you can use the find and replace commands within your editor to change them. If not, then you will have to edit them in manually. You can then use the References menu and select Import. Set the top import filter box to RefWorks tagged format. You can then use the browse function to select your file or cut and paste it into the text window. Click the Import button to import the data. This can be a lot of work and you may want to consider running a search on a database with an export to RefWorks function to save time. If you just have one of two references in your file, why not use the manual import form on RefWorks. See the Planex section for instructions.