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RefWorks: Getting Information into RefWorks

Need Help?

Have questions regarding RefWorks or need technical support?

Contact the library for help. 

Reference hours are generally:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Sunday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

You can also chat with a librarian anytime, 24/7, using AskUs 24/7 (see box below)

In addition, the new RefWorks Support Pages are available at any time.

Chat with a librarian on AskUs 24/7!

Exporting Articles to RefWorks

Saving Articles from the Library Catalog and Databases

Exporting Articles to RefWorks:

Each database or online search tool will have a different system for exporting to RefWorks.  Here are some from the Library's most popular search tools:

In the library Catalog/WorldCat Discovery:

Click the Cite icon for any article and choose Export To RefWorks


In EBSCO Databases:

Choose the Export icon for any article, then choose Direct Export to RefWorks


In ProQuest Databases:

Select the All Options button, then choose RefWorks in the Citation Export area.



Save Articles from the Web using Save to RefWorks

RefWorks has an easy to use tool that installs in any web browser called the Save to RefWorks button.  The Save to RefWorks button grabs information from any web page – in some cases a complete article – and adds it to your RefWorks library. 

To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the More icon  and select Tools.   Simply drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser.  Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.

image of More icon with Tools highlighted

You can save a set of search results or an individual article - the choice is yours.  You can easily edit metadata prior to importing into RefWorks.