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Engineering 191 (Chuang): RefWorks Examples

Professional Seminar - Resource Guide for Proposal & Term Paper

Import Examples (BibTeX and RIS)

ACM Digital Library (conference proceedings, journals), Import from within RefWorks

Part I

  • Select item of interest in ACM.
  • Click on BibText - under Export Formats.
  • Copy text from the pop-up window.

Part II

  • Login to RefWorks.
  • Click References > Import
  • At Import Filter, select BibTeX from the drop down menu. 
  • At Database, select ACM Digital Library from the drop down menu.
  • Click "From Text" and paste in the text.
  • Copy and Paste in the Text.
  • Select the Folder into which you want to import (optional).
  • Click Import button at bottom right.

Electrical Engineering NetBase (ebooks), Import from within RefWorks

Part I

  • Select item of interest in CRCnetBASE e.g. book chapter.
  • Click on Download Citations (upper right).
  • Select Download Publication Citation Data.
  • Open with e.g. TextEdit. Click OK.
  • Copy text from the pop-up window.

Part II

  • Login to RefWorks.
  • Click References > Import
  • At Import Filter, select RIS from the drop down menu. 
  • At Database, select RIS Format from the drop down menu.
  • Click "From Text" and paste in the text.
  • Copy and Paste in the Text.
  • Select the Folder into which you want to import (optional).
  • Click Import button at bottom right.

 

Manually Add - Example

National Technical Reports (reports federally funded), Manual Add

  • NO export / import to RefWorks
  • Log in to RefWorks.
  • Select References > Add New.
  • Select citation style you anticipate using. Fields Used by ...
  • Select Reference Type e.g. Report.
  • Copy and paste in citation information e.g. year of publication etc.
  • You can add to a specific folder.
  • Click Save Reference (or Save & Add New if you have other citations to add).

RefGrab-It and Write-N-Cite

  • As a student, you can sign up for a RefWorks account.
  • When logging in you may be asked for the Group Code which is RWUCMerced.
  • Under Tools in RefWorks, you will find instructions for Write-N-Cite (a tool bar for Word) and RefGrab-It (a bookmarklet for Firefox or IE).

Direct Export Examples

LexisNexis (highlight Law Reviews & Journals); Direct Export to RefWorks

  • Check mark items of interest.
  • Click on the open book icon in the upper right.
  • Click on Export button (red), Export using Refworks should already be selected.
  • If you are not logged into RefWorks, you will be prompted to log in.
  • Items will then automatically export to RefWorks & you can view them in the last imported folder.

Wall Street Journal (cross-search newspapers); Direct Export to RefWorks

  • Check mark items of interest.
  • Hover over Export/Save and select Refworks from the fly menu.
  • Click on Continue (button bottom right).
  • If you are not logged into RefWorks, you will be prompted to log in.
  • Items will then automatically export to RefWorks & you can view them in the last imported folder.

Academic Search Complete / Business Source Complete (magazines, newspapers, academic); Direct Export to RefWorks

  • Select items of interest by clicking on the blue folder (to right of the citation).
  • Click on Folder or Folder View (at top OR at right).
  • Select All. Click on Export.
  • Select Direct Export to RefWorks.
  • Click Save.
  • If you are not logged into RefWorks, you will be prompted to log in.
  • Items will then automatically export to RefWorks & you can view them in the last imported folder.

Use RefGrab-It Example

US Government Portal (blogs, news, statistics); Requires RefGrab It

  • Find web page of document you wish to use.
  • Click RefGrab-It bookmark on your browser.
  • Click "Show Details" if you want to see the web page information.
  • Check mark it.  Click "Import into RefWorks" button.
  • If you are not logged into RefWorks, you will be prompted to log in.
  • Items will then automatically export to RefWorks & you can view them in the last imported folder.