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RefWorks: Importing Search Results from
Web of Knowledge Databases

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In Web of Knowledge databases (Web of Science, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Zoological Record, Inspec), results of a search can be imported into RefWorks. BIOSIS is shown in this example, but these instructions apply to any database on the ISI Web of Knowledge platform.

  1. On the Search Results screen, select the citations you want to import into RefWorks by clicking in the checkboxes to the left of the appropriate citations.
  2. Click the Refworks button above the search results list.
  3. The RefWorks Login page should automatically open in a new browser window or tab. If not, manually open a new browser window or tab and go to http://www.refworks.com. Click on User Login.
  4. Log in to your RefWorks account with your username and password. (If you are a new user, you may create an account from a link on this page.)
  5. Once you have logged in, you should see the RefWorks Import page. Click "View last imported folder" to see your imported citations.

If you are performing multiple searches in a database you may want use the Marked List feature. This will allow you to efficiently export citations from multiple searches at one time.

  1. On the Search Results screen, select the citations you want to import into RefWorks by clicking in the checkboxes to the left of the appropriate citations.
  2. Then click the Marked List icon (to add to your Marked List). A check mark will appear next to the citations you've chosen, and the number of records you've marked will appear as a link next to the icon.
  3. Once you have finished building your citation list, click on the Marked List link (in parentheses next to the icon). You will be taken to the Output Options screen:

Screenshot of output options screen in BIOSIS.

  1. On the Output Options page, leave the bold fields checked. Make sure the ISSN box is checked; this enables UC-eLinks to work from within your RefWorks account. Check the Abstract field if you want to include article abstracts in your RefWorks database.
  2. Under "Step 3: Select an option," click the Save to: Refworks button

    Save to Refworks
  3. As before, the RefWorks Login page should automatically open in a new browser window or tab. If not, manually open a new browser window or tab and go to http://www.refworks.com. Click on User Login.
  4. Log in to your RefWorks account with your username and password. (If you are a new user, you may create an account from a link on this page.)
  5. Once you have logged in, you should see the Refworks Import page. Click "View last imported folder" to see your imported citations.

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