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Explore the new RefWorks, a web based reference manager available to staff and students of the university.

Importing References

Importing references

You can import references into RefWorks from search tools such as Discovery, Google Scholar and many databases.

Each tool will have a different interface, but the main steps for importing references to RefWorks will be similar.

1.  In the search tool, export results to RefWorks

Click Save or Export for a single result or select multiple results, and then select the RefWorks option

Discovery Export

For example in Discovery, when viewing a search result you can click the Export link in the Tools menu to right.

In Discovery, you then need to select the Save to RefWorks option from the drop-down menu at the top of the results list.

In Web of Science, you first tick the check boxes next to the results you are interested in and then click the RefWorks button.

2. Wait for the import to RefWorks to finish

If you have your RefWorks account already open, the import should automatically begin. If not, then you will be prompted to log into RefWorks; after you login, the import will automatically begin.

3. Review the imported records

Click the View Last Imported Folder button to review the imported references: make sure you check for any errors or missing information in the imported references.

View Last Imported Folder

Download References from Google Scholar

Download references from Google Scholar

1. Go to Google Scholar and click the Settings link at the top of the page.


2. In the Bibliography Manager section select the radio button Show links to import citations into.


3. Select RefWorks in the drop-down menu.


4. Click the Save button.


5. In your Google Scholar search results, the links Import into RefWorks will now be displayed. 


6. When you click one of the Import into RefWorks links, you may then be prompted to enter your login name and password.


7. The reference will then be imported into RefWorks.

Import from the catalogue

Import from the catalogue

To import references from the library catalogue:

  1. Click on the RefWorks icon in the catalogue entry

refworks export option in the Library catalogue

Import from RSS feeds

Import from RSS feeds

RefWorks has an RSS Feed Reader so you can easily add references from your favourite feeds:

  1. From within RefWorks, select RSS Feeds from the Search Menu.
  2. Paste in the URL for an RSS feed and click the Add RSS Feed button.
  3. Click the OK button: your feed results will be displayed in a new window.
  4. Select the references you wish to import into your RefWorks account and click Import.