Loyola Notre Dame Library
 
RefWorks Import Directions:
Selected LNDL Databases


Note: The following is a list of some of the most popular databases and/or vendors that currently do NOT offer direct export of citations to RefWorks. Some databases are listed by their vendors rather than by their names. Select Edit --> Find (in this window) from your browser menu to search for a particular database if it does not appear in the links below.


Catalog

SHARC


Databases

ACM | Books In Print | Gale Infotrac | IEEE | MathSciNet |Science/Social Science/Arts & Humanities Citation Index |


SHARC (LNDL Catalog)
1. Mark the records that you want to save and click Retain Selected at the bottom of the page. Under Select download format, select Full Record then click on Format for Print/Save.
2. This should open a screen that has no graphics on it. Go up to File and select save as. Save this file at type: Text file (*.txt) and name it something.(it's easiest to save this to the desktop so you can find it quickly) Now you have a text file that you can import into refworks

Importing:
3. In Refworks go under References and select Import.
4. Under Import Filter/Data Source select Endeavor/Voyager
5. Under Database Select Loyola Notre Dame Library (Full Record)
6. Select the folder that you want to put the references into.
7. Under Import Data from the following Text File click on browse and go find the text file that you named in step 2.
8. Click on the Import button at the bottom of the screen. This should import your references correctly.
9. If any of your references are a section in a book, you are going to have to go back and edit them, changing the ref type and changing things around in the record.

Note: You can also search and import from the LNDL catalog (or many other library catalogs) from within RefWorks; the option to do this is under search --> online catalog or database. However, you get fewer search options this way than when searching the library catalog directly.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Databases
1. View a citation you wish to save in full format.
2. Click the link to Display in BibTeX format.
3. If you have multiple records you want to import, copy and paste the results into a Document and Save As a plain text (.txt) file. Choose Windows(default) encoding on popup.
4. Log in to RefWorks.
5. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
6. Select BibTeX as the data source and ACM Digital Library as the database.
7. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
8. Click Import.
9. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Books In Print
1. Select records and click Download.
2. Select Standard Download and click Go.
3. Select ASCII and Full Record as the Record Format and click on Go.
4. Click Save in popup.
5. Using your browser's Save As function, navigate to the local drive and directory
where you want to save the file. The file will have a .BIP extension.
6. Click Save.
7. Log in to RefWorks.
8. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
9. Select BooksInPrint as the data source and BooksInPrint (ASCII Full Record) as the
database.
10. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
11. Click Import.
12. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

GALE InfoTrac Web
    Business & Company Resource Center | Literature Resource Center | Biographical & Genealogical Master Index | ECCO | Associations Unlimited
NOTE: Some Gale/Infotrac databases, such as Academic OneFile, now feature direct export into RefWorks. However, for the time being, citations from the above databases allow neither direct export nor convenient import into RefWorks, and will have to be entered into your RefWorks folders manually, one at a time.


IEEE/IEE Electronic Library
1.Mark desired citations and click on "view selected items"
1. Under "Download Citations" at top left, choose Citation or Citation with Abstract and
"Endnote, ProCite, RefMan" format and click the arrow ( ) button.
3. Click Save on popup window. Save as default file type (Document)
4. Log in to RefWorks.
5. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
6. Select RIS Format as the data source and IEEE as the database.
7. Browse to find the file you saved to your computer.
8. Click Import.
9. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.



MathSciNet (AMS)
1. Save citations by clicking the Add to Clipboard button.
2. Review your marked citations by clicking the View Clipboard button.
3. Select format: Citations (BibTeX) and click Text.
4. Using your Browser's Save As function, navigate to the local drive and directory where you
want to save the file and save the file in the text (.txt) format.
5. Log in to RefWorks.
6. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
7. Select BibTeX as the data source and MathSciNet as the database.
8. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
9. Click Import.
10. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.


PubMed
1. Perform a search and mark the references you want to export.
2. Change the Display option from Summary to MEDLINE.
3. Click the Display button. The references now appear in the MEDLINE tagged format.
4. In the Send To area, select Text and click Send To. A window opens with just the references in MEDLINE format.
5. Select Save As from your browser and select Text as the Save As file type.
6. Log in to RefWorks.
7. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
8. Select NLM PubMed as the data source and as the database.
9. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
10. Click Import.
11. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.


Web of Science (ISI)
  • Social Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
1. From your search results, select the items you wish to save by clicking in the checkbox to the left of the appropriate citations. Then click Add to Marked List.
2. The link labeled Marked List indicates a number once you have marked and submitted items. Click this link.
3. On the Web of Science Marked Records Output Options Form, leave the bold fields checked. Check the abstract field if you want to include it in your database.
4. Click the Save to File button. You should leave the option as Field Tagged. Choose "save" on popup and select Text as the Save As file type.
5. Log in to RefWorks.
6. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
7. Select ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) as the data source and Web of Science as the database.
8. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
9. Click Import.
10. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.


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