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RefWorks Classic: EBSCOHost databases including CINAHL, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus, Health Policy Reference Center

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

Direct Export

1. Conduct a search.

2. Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.

3. Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner.

4.  Re-select the references to export.

5. Click on the Export icon.

6. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export.

Note: Uncheck the Remove these items from folder after saving option, if you want items to remain in the folder after performing the export function.

7. Click the Save button to begin the direct export.

8. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Manual Export

1. Conduct a search.

2. Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.

3. Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner.

4. Re-select the references to export.

5. Click on the Export icon.

6. Click the radio button in front of Generic bibliographic management software.

Large Sets

1. Conduct a search.

2. On the results page, select 'Share' then select the link for 'Email a link to download exported results'.

3. Choose the option 'RIS Format' and provide your email address.  

4. Check your email then download and unzip the file.   

5. In RefWorks, select Import then set RIS Format as both the Import Filter/Data Source and the Database; select the text file that you unzipped, then select Import.

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