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RefWorks: Importing Citations

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool

Manually Entering Citations

You can also manually enter citations into RefWorks.

  1. First, log in to RefWorks
  2. Select "References" from the drop-down menu at the top, then choose "Add New"

  3. Choose a citation style, enter the appropriate information in the labelled boxes, then click "Save Reference"

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Importing Directly from a Database

You can import citations directly from databases like Ebsco, JSTOR and ProQuest. Below, you will find examples of the process with JSTOR and Ebsco.

Importing from JSTOR

Once you find an article you want to import,

  1. First sign in to RefWorks in another tab
  2. Click "Export Citation" on the right of the screen

  3. Select "RefWorks" from the list of formats

  4. If you are already signed into RefWorks, it should automatically add the citation to your collection

Importing from Ebsco

Once you find an article you want to import,

  1. First sign in to RefWorks in another tab
  2. Click "Export" on the right of the screen

  3. Select "Direct Export to RefWorks" and click "Save"

  4. If you are already signed into RefWorks, it should automatically add the citation to your collection

Adding References Instructional Video

RefWorks Resources

RefWorks provides a variety of instuctional materials to help researchers learn best practices for using the application. See below for more resources.