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RefWorks: exporting titles

Take note! When importing references you can choose between exporting to the classic version of RefWorks and the new RefWorks version. Because the new version is still in beta, the UvA will provisionally use the classic RefWorks version. Therefore, choose the left tile with the classic logo and tick off the box ‘do not ask me this again’

Here you find how to export titles to RefWorks. For other questions, please see the RefWorks FAQ.

From CataloguePlus 

  • check the relevant titles to add them to your E-shelf
  • open the E-shelf > select the titles you wish to export
  • in the right margin select Push to RefWorks > Go

RefWorks then opens. When you are logged in, the titles are automatically exported.

If you wish to export a single title, click Details at the relevant title. Then click the link Send to on the right and select RefWorks. This way you avoid having to place it on the e-Shelf first.

From the UvA catalogue

  • check the relevant titles > click Export
  • at Item format select RefWorks
  • click Export to RefWorks

RefWorks then opens and after you have logged in the references are automatically imported.

From a database

From most databases you can export directly to RefWorks. The procedure is usually as follows:

  • save the titles you wish to export ( Save, Mark, Add)
  • go to the saved titles ( Show, View, Folder)
  • check the records to be exported > ( Save) > select RefWorks

RefWorks then opens and after you have logged in, the references are automatically imported.

RefWorks has short manuals on Importing From Online Data Vendors per provider. In the database itself you can see in the heading near the logo who is the provider (for example, EBSCO, OvidSP, ProQuest).

From PiCarta

Select the English language version for better results in RefWorks.

In PiCarta:

  • perform a search and then click Download
  • at format select MOPC and then ISO-8859-1
  • click screen > select all [Ctrl+A] and copy [Ctrl+C]

In RefWorks:

  • go to References > Import
  • select PiCarta as Import Filter and Database
  • at From Text, paste the copied text [Ctrl+V] and click Import

Demo (Dutch, but easy to follow)

Published by  Library UvA

25 November 2016