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Citation Management

This Subject Guide is designed to help your research by getting the most use out of citation managers

Exporting from Legacy (Old) RefWorks

If you want to maintain the same folder structure in your new reference manager, you should export your citations from RefWorks one folder at a time.

It's recommended that you save each export file created below with the name of the folder, so each is easily identifiable when importing to your new reference manager.

To Export:

  1. Login to your Legacy RefWorks account.
  2. Click on References (to export all your references) or the Organize & Share Folders tab (to select a folder for export from the list.)
  3. Select References > Export (upper left of screen)
  4. Choose the following options:
    • References to Include
      All in List (If you have too many references, RefWorks will recommend you export them no more than 500 at a time)

    • Select an Export Format:
      Bibliographic Software (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite)

    • Click Export References

  5. Your output will open in a separate browser window/tab and will resemble a text file.
  6. Use your browser options (e.g. right-click "Save Page As") to save the page as a text (.txt) file.
  7. Make note of where you save the file, because you'll need it to import into your new reference manager.
  8. Repeat these steps for each folder (if necessary), then follow the import instructions for your new reference manager.