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Exporting by Folder

If the organization of your folders is important to you, it is recommended that you export and import your references by folder. This allows you to preserve the organization of the references you have saved in RefWorks.

  1. Log into New RefWorks
  2. Using the navigation menu on the left of the page, navigate to My Folders and select the folder you would like to export.
    Screenshot of the RefWorks side navigation menu. My Folders is highlighted and the subfolder menu is open, showing several folders.
  3. Click Share in the top right of the page and select Export references from the dropdown menu.
    Screenshot of RefWorks homepage. On the top navigation bar, share is highlighted, and from the dropdown menu, Export references is highlighted.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, select RIS Format and click Export
    Screenshot of RefWorks dialogue box. Under from, all references in (folder name) is selected, and under format, RIS format is selected and highlighted.
  5. The file will now export. It is recommended to change the name of the file to the name of the RefWorks folder it was exported from.
  6. Repeat for all your folders.

Exporting all at once

It is not recommended to export all at once as you will lose all your folders if you export in this way. However, if you don't care about your RefWorks folders and want to save time, it is possible to export all your references at once.

  1. Log into New RefWorks
  2. In the top right corner click Share and select Export References
    Screenshot of RefWorks homepage, with share highlighted on the navigation bar, and export references highlighted from the dropdown menu
  3. In the dialogue box that appears, select All references in 'All References" and choose RIS Format. 
    Screenshot of RefWorks dialogue box. Under from, all references in (folder name) is selected. Under format, RIS format is selected.
  4. Click Export to export all your saved references.