Importing information to the new RefWorks is ridiculously easy. We will refer to RefWorks as RW for the rest of this note.
Citing articles in Word is very similar to “Legacy” RW.
Now for some details.
Once you have identified articles from PubMed you wish to save to RW, click on the Save to RefWorks bookmarklet. You will see a list of the articles on your PubMed page, check off the ones you want, then Save to RefWorks at the bottom of the page. See image below. That’s it!
Most other databases (e.g., Web of Science, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, etc.) work the same way.
An exception is Embase. Choose the articles you want from Embase, select Export (see image below).
Next, choose Direct Export to RefWorks (see image below), download a small file to your computer and then import that file into RefWorks by clicking the + icon on top left bar of RW page.
PDFs you can drag and drop a PDF on RW and it will find citation information for you.
For websites, click on Save to RefWorks bookmarklet. RefWorks, like all reference managers, has trouble finding the information it needs to create a citation from websites. Always check the information to make sure RW has it right
For GoogleScholar, set preferences to RefWorks and you can import one article at a time.
To do so see two images below and left.
- Go to scholar.google.com.
Click on Settings
Change Bibliography Manager to RefWorks
Finally, you may organize what you put in RW by checking the boxes of the articles you would like to place in a folder. Then click on the folder icon (red arrow below). Finally either create a new folder or add checked articles to an existing folder.
The final installment of this series will be about using RefWorks to add citations and references to Microsoft Word or GoogleDocs.
Final post in this series will discuss how to use the new RW to cite article in Word or GoogleDocs. –Whit