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RefWorks Legacy: Google Scholar

A quick introduction to using RefWorks including importing from various databases.

Direct Export

Note:  To configure the direct export to RefWorks, you must configure Google Scholar by clicking on the Scholars Preferences link and selecting RefWorks as your default in the Bibliography Manager area.

1. Conduct your search in Google Scholar.

2. Each record displayed will have an Import into RefWorks link.  Clicking on the link will launch the RefWorks login page.

3. Once you log in, you are brought automatically to the Edit view of the reference.  If you do not wish to edit the record, you can navigate to any other area of RefWorks.

4. Your record is stored in your Last Imported Folder.

Manual Export

Note:  You will  need to change your Scholars Preferences and select Reference Manager as your default bibliography manager in order to save a text file of your export to your computer.  If you have an ISI ResearchSoft product (Reference Manager, EndNote or ProCite) installed on your computer the following directions may not work.

1. Conduct your search in Google Scholar.

2. Each record displayed will have an Import into Reference Manager link.  Click on the link.

3. You will be prompted to either Open or Save the file (which is already named and is a .ris file).  Choose Save.

4. Select the location where you want to save the file.

5. Click Save.

6. Log in to RefWorks.

7. Select References/Import from the toolbar.

8. Select RIS Format as the data source and 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.

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