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RefWorks

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 Legacy RefWorks
     
  2. Select the Organize and Share Folders tab at the top of the reference list and click the folder you want to export.
    Screenshot of RefWorks. Organize & Share Folders tab is selected and highlighted, showing folders below. The name of a folder is highlighted.

     
  3. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, select References and choose Export. 
    Screenshot of top navigation menu. References is selected, and export is highlighted from the dropdown menu

     
  4. Ensure All in List is selected and from the dropdown menu choose Bibliographic Software. Then click Export References.
    Screenshot of RefWorks dialogue box. Under References to include, All in list is selected, and under Select an Export Format, Bibliographic Software is selected from the dropdown menu. The Export References button is highlighted.
     
  5. The references will now appear in a new browser tab. The next step depends on your browser
    1. In Google Chrome, choose the menu in the very top left of the page. Select More Tools and choose Save page as... In the dialogue box that pops up, choose Text File.
      Screenshot of Customize and control Google Chrome dropdown menu. More tools has been selected, and in the submenu, Save page as... is highlighted.
    2. In Firefox, choose the menu in the very top left of the page. Select Save Page as... from the menu. Select Text File.
      Screenshot of Firefox menu. The menu at the top left of the browser is open and Save Page As... is highlighted.

       
  6. Save the file somewhere you will be able to find it later for importing. It is recommended that you give the file the same name as the RefWorks folder you exported.
     
  7. Repeat as necessary 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 Legacy RefWorks
     
  2. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, select References and choose Export. 

    Screenshot of top navigation menu. References is selected, and export is highlighted from the dropdown menu
  3. Ensure All in List is selected and from the dropdown menu choose Bibliographic Software. Then click Export References.
    Screenshot of RefWorks dialogue box. Under References to include, All in list is selected, and under Select an Export Format, Bibliographic Software is selected from the dropdown menu. The Export References button is highlighted.
  4. The references will now appear in a new browser tab. The next step depends on your browser
    1. In Google Chrome, choose the menu in the very top left of the page. Select More Tools and choose Save page as... In the dialogue box that pops up, choose Text File.
      Screenshot of Customize and control Google Chrome dropdown menu. More tools has been selected, and in the submenu, Save page as... is highlighted.

       
    2. In Firefox, choose the menu in the very top left of the page. Select Save Page as... from the menu. Select Text File.
      Screenshot of Firefox menu. The menu at the top left of the browser is open and Save Page As... is highlighted.

       
  5. Save in a location you will be able to find later for importing. Your references are now all exported.