When you find an article (or have compiled a list of articles) that you want to save in RefWorks, look in the database for a link that says Export, Citations Tools, or something similar. There are two methods for moving references out of databases and into RefWorks. The method you use is determined by the database where you found the articles.
When you save a reference in RefWorks you are ONLY storing information about the article (author, title, abstract, etc). If you want to store the full text article with its record in RefWorks, you have to attach that file separately. See the "Store Full Text Articles" tab for more information.
Below you will find a video tutorial on exporting citations directly to RefWorks and a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
If you want to export citations from Google Scholar, you will need to set specific preferences. Click here for more information.
This is an example of a direct export from the database Academic Search Premier:
For more information on organizing citations inside of RefWorks, see the Use Folders to Organize References tab.
Below you will find a video tutorial and a set of instructions with screenshots on exporting citations from PubMed and importing them into RefWorks. This an example of the general method for exporting a list of sources, then importing them.
2. Given the file a name you will recognize and save it on your computer - somewhere you will be able to find it!
3. Log into RefWorks, and choose the option to Import references.
4. Select the Import Filter/Data Source for your references. (In this example, it's NLM PubMed since I exported the file from that database.) Attach the file you saved to your computer, and click Import.
You can also choose to import these reference into a specific folder, but that is optional.
Google Scholar lets you search for articles, like one of the library's databases. You can directly export references from Google Scholar to RefWorks if you use the correct system settings in Google Scholar.
1. On the Google Scholar hompage, click on "Settings" near the top of the screen.
2. Near the bottom of the settings page (under "Bibliography Manager") select the option to "Show links to import citations into" and choose RefWorks from the drop down menu. Save the setting.
Now when you do a search in Google Scholar, you will have a link that lets you import into RefWorks under the article description. You must already have an active RefWorks account that you can log in to, as you will not be able to create a new account this way.