Some databases, such as PubMed and the OSU Catalog, will have you export your references to a file, which can then be imported into RefWorks. See the Exporting Citations from Databases and Catalogs section of this guide for more information on how to create a citation file.
To import citation files into RefWorks:
Some databases, including Scopus, CINAHL, and Embase, give you the option of exporting citations directly into RefWorks, allowing you to skip the above step. See the Exporting Citations from Databases and Catalogs section of this guide for more information on exporting references from databases.
"Save to Refworks" is a tool that can be added to your browser's favorites bar to provide a shortcut for importing citations from the web.
To install the "Save to RefWorks" bookmarklet:
Using "Save to RefWorks":
Below is an example of how Save to RefWorks "grabs" the citation information from a book in the OSU Catalog:
If you have articles saved to your computer in PDF or Word formats, you can drag and drop the files directly into RefWorks. RefWorks will extract the citation information and attach the file, which you can then read, search, annotate, and share with colleagues within RefWorks.
To drag and drop files:
You may notice a "Search Databases" tool in RefWorks. It is a way to search databases and catalogs directly from the RefWorks interface, however this is a very limited function. We recommend that you perform your searches directly in the databases for the most complete and accurate results.