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Importing references

Once you have created some folders in which to organise your references, RefWorks provides several ways of getting reference details into your account.  This makes sure that whatever source you are using, there is an easy way to extract the reference data and send it straight to RefWorks.  Below are some videos demonstrating how each option works, so you can choose the most effective for you at point of need. 

Exporting references from the Library Catalogue

You can export references from your results list in the Library Catalogue straight into RefWorks.

To do this, look for the RefWorks link within a record:


You can also 'pin' several records and then export them all in one go from your pinned list:


Please note: the export feature cannot pull across certain pieces of information - you will need to check your reference in RefWorks and edit these fields yourself if they are missing or inaccurate:

  • Edition statements that are written rather than numbered e.g. 'second edition'
  • Corporate authors - you will need to add these in to your RefWorks entry 

Save to RefWorks button help video

  The video below will take you through installing the save to RefWorks button and using it to import references from websites and databases.




See also the RefWorks LibGuide for guidance on Save to RefWorks.

  • Please note that this tool does not work in Edge, we recommend using Google Chrome. 
  • To make use of this feature you will need to make your favorites bar visible, in Chrome press Control, Shift, B to make it appear, in Safari press Command, Shift, B. Then drag the tool and place it on the favorites bar.
  • If you have problems using Save to RefWorks, please ensure that cookies are not being blocked and any add-ons have been disabled.

Importing references from databases help video

  The video below will take you through importing references from databases.


Importing references with Drag and Drop video

  The video below will take you through importing references using the Drag and Drop feature.