Using RefWorks with Selected Databases

Database

(link to database)

Direct Export Instructions 
 DataSource
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ABIInform

Check desired records to add them to the "MyResearch" tab.  From the "MyResearch" tab, select "Export Citations." Then, "Export Directly to RefWorks."  

ProQuest
AGRICOLA

No direct export.  Import records using the OvidSP (RIS) import filter.  (Select desired records and display fields; select "Direct Export" and "Display."  Select and copy the references that display in the RIS tagged format.  In RefWorks, References-->Import, Cornell University filter and OvidSP datasource.  Paste records and click "Import.")

OvidSP
America, History and life

From individual records or from the Folder of selected records, click on the Export icon (sheet of paper with green right arrow).  At the Reference Manager screen, select "Direct export to RefWorks."

EBSCO
Applied Science and Business Periodicals Retrospectiv

Select "Exporting/Citing" at the top of all screens.  Then, "RefWorks's Direct Export Tool."

WilsonWeb
ArtSTOR Right click on the desired image to "Save selected images as citations."  Right click again to "View saved citations." Then, "Directly export ciations into RefWorks."  ArtStor
Biography Index

Select "Exporting/Citing" at the top of all screens.  Then, "RefWorks's Direct Export Tool."

WilsonWeb
BIOSIS Previews (ISI)

No direct export.  Click on "More options" at the top of the results or individual record screen. Then, "Save to other reference software."  "Save" file.  In RefWorks, select the References-->Import.  Choose Cornell University import filter and Web of Science (SSCI,etc.) database to import the saved .txt file.

ISI
Business Source Complete

From individual records or from the Folder of selected records, click on the Export icon (sheet of paper with green right arrow).  At the Reference Manager screen, select "Direct export to RefWorks."

EBSCO
CAB abstracts (ISI)

No direct export.  Click on "More options" at the top of the results or individual record screen. Then, "Save to other reference software."  "Save" file.  In RefWorks, select the References-->Import.  Choose Cornell University import filter and Web of Science (SSCI,etc.) database to import the saved .txt file.

ISI
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Databases, CSA Illumina (Various databases)

Click on the RefWorks logo or link!

CSA Illumina
Congressional Universe, Lexis Congressional 

No direct export.   Add records manually.  In RefWorks, References-->Add New Reference.  

Lexis/Nexis
Cornell University Catalog (WorldCat Version) From an individual record, click "Cite/Export" at the top of the page.  Then, "Export to RefWorks."  To export several records, create a "List" (requires first creating an account).  Then, "Citations View, Export selected references [to RefWorks]."  WorldCat (OCLC)
Cornell University Catalog (Classic Version) Click "Export to RefWorks."  Edit records if necessary.  You can also select Search-->Online Catalog or Database, Cornell University Catalog (Classic Version) from within RefWorks and import records from the search results screen.   Importing tagged .txt files from the Catalog and using RefGrab-It are other options.  
Endeavor/Voyager
Cornell University Website Article Search  Select articles.  Click "Save/Export Results" at the top of the results page.  Then, "Direct Export to RefWorks." WebFeat
CQ Congress collection making sense of representative democracy.

Click "CiteNow" at the top of the page.  Then, choose RefWorks from the "Export citation to:" pull down menu.  Click "Save the Style to the Document."  

CQ
Engineering Village 2

Select desired records.  Click "Download." Then, "RefWorks Direct Import."  

EI Engineering Village 2 
ERIC (Ovid) 

No direct export.  Import records using the OvidSP (RIS) import filter.  (Select desired records and display fields; select "Direct Export" and "Display."  Select and copy the references that display in the RIS tagged format.  In RefWorks, References-->Import, Cornell University filter and OvidSP datasource.  Paste records and click "Import.")

OvidSP 
Factiva

No direct export.  Tagged news articles could be converted to the RefWorks Tagged Format and imported with a filter.

Dow Jones
Gale Virtual Reference Library Select desired items.  From "Marked items" list, click "Citation tools." Then "Export to third party software [RefWorks]." Gale
Google Scholar Set up Scholar Preferences to "Show links to import citations into [RefWorks]."  From search results, select "Import into RefWorks."  Check imported references for accuracy and completeness.   Google
Historical abstracts

From individual records or from the Folder of selected records, click on the Export icon (sheet of paper with green right arrow).  At the Reference Manager screen, select "Direct export to RefWorks."

EBSCO
International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)

In IMB, select results and use the "here" link. The resulting web page must be saved as a text file (*.txt) and encoding should be changed to Latin 9 (for better transfer of foreign language diacritics). In RefWorks's import function, also change encoding to Latin 9.

Brepols
INSPEC

Select desired records.  Click "Download." Then, "RefWorks Direct Import."  

EI Engineering Village 2  
JSTOR

Click "Export this Citation" from the Results or Full Record.  Then, select "RefWorks."   Alternatively, create an account and login to "Export Citations" from your "Saved Citations" list.

JSTOR
LexisNexis Academic

Select desired items.  Click on "Export Bibiographic Citations" (the Book icon).  Then, "Export."

Lexis
LRC Literature Resource Center Select desired items.  From "Marked items" list, click "Citation tools." Then "Export to third party software [RefWorks]." Gale
Medline

Click "Export."  Then, "Export to: [RefWorks]."

OCLC FirstSearch
MLA Bibliography

Click "Export."  Then, "Export to: [RefWorks]."

OCLC FirstSearch
NTIS (Elsevier Engineering Information)

Select desired records.  Click "Download." Then, "RefWorks Direct Import."  

EI Engineering Village 2 
PAIS international 

Click on the RefWorks logo or link!

CSA Illumina
ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Check desired records to add them to the "MyResearch" tab.  From the "MyResearch" tab, select "Export Citations." Then, "Export Directly to RefWorks."   ProQuest
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Check desired records to add them to the "MyResearch" tab.  From the "MyResearch" tab, select "Export Citations." Then, "Export Directly to RefWorks."  

ProQuest
PsycINFO

From individual records or from the Folder of selected records, click on the Export icon (sheet of paper with green right arrow).  At the Reference Manager screen, select "Direct export to RefWorks."

EBSCO
Research Library

Check desired records to add them to the "MyResearch" tab.  From the MyResearch tab, select "Export Citations" and then, "Export Directly to RefWorks.

ProQuest
ScienceDirect

Click "Export Citations. Then, "RefWorks Direct Export."

ScienceDirect
Sociological Abstracts 
Click "Export."  Then, "Export to: [RefWorks]."  
OCLC FirstSearch
Web of Science (Science, Social Science, Arts and Humanities Citations)

No direct export.  Click on "More options" at the top of the results or individual record screen. Then, "Save to other reference software."  "Save" file.  In RefWorks, select the References-->Import.  Choose Cornell University import filter and Web of Science (SSCI,etc.) database to import the saved .txt file.

ISI
Wiley Interscience No direct Export.  Select desired records.  Click on "Download Selected Citations."  Then, "Plain Text Format" and "Go." Display tagged records.  Select all and copy file.  In RefWorks, select References-->Import.  Choose Cornell University Import Filter and Wiley Interscience Database. Paste records and click "Import."    Wiley
More Cornell Databases Many library databases have the direct export capability to RefWorks.  Additionally, any record that displays in a tagged format (example:  TI: Gone with the Wind  AU: Mitchell, Margaret, etc.) can be imported into RefWorks using the appropriate import filter.   Records can also be added manually (References-->Add a new Reference) or captured one at at time using RefGrab-It .     Complete Instructions from RefWorks



Updated 11/2009, S. L.

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