Importing Data from Saved Text Files
References can be imported into RefWorks from a text file (.txt) created by saving references from a wide
variety of online services and other bibliographic management programs.
Retrieve the results you want to export from the online service or bibliographic manager, and save them to a text file.
If the database vendor lists several different formats for saving the references, see the RefWorks Help file for further
details on the appropriate selection.
Access your RefWorks account and click References from the drop-down menu; then select Import.
On the subsequent menu, access the drop-down menu next to Import Filter/Data Source and click the source of the
Click on the Database drop-down menu and select the source database.
Click on the Import References Into Folder menu and designate the specific folder where you want to fi le the
imported references. If you do not choose a folder, the references will automatically go into a folder titled Last
Enter file name into Select Text File by browsing and selecting or manually typing in the file name.
Click on Import at the bottom of the dialogue box. When the import is complete, select View Last Imported Folder to
review and modify the imported references.
Helpful Hint: An up-to-date listing of all online services and databases that are supported by RefWorks can be found in the
Import area by clicking on the List of Filters and Databases link.
Importing from RSS
(Really Simple Syndication)
RefWorks has integrated an RSS Feed Reader so you can easily add your favorite RSS Feeds from publishers and websites, view
the information and import data into your RefWorks database.
Locate the RSS Feed you wish to include.
Right mouse-click on the RSS Feed icon or link and select Copy Shortcut.
From within RefWorks, select RSS Feed from the Search Menu.
Paste the shortcut into the text bar and click the Add RSS Feed button.
Launch the RSS Feed by clicking on the name link. Your feed results will be displayed in a separate window for
selection and importing.