RefWorks allows you to import references from the PubMed database into your RefWorks account.
Find your citations in PubMed
- Perform your search in the PubMed database. Check the box in front of the ones you want to import to RefWorks.
- Click the “Send To” button and choose the Clipboard. Do NOT choose “Citation Manager” (even though it seems like the obvious choice).
- You can do this several times; that is the point of the Clipboard. It's like online shopping; you are putting things in your "cart" but here it's called a Clipboard. PubMed will keep your Clipboard results for 8 hours or until you log out.
Once you are done searching in PubMed are ready to import to RefWorks:
- Click on the word "Clipboard" (underneath the search box)
- Click "Save"
- As shown in the box below, make sure the drop-down box is as shown:
- Selection: "All results"
- Format: "PubMed"
- then click "Create File"
- Your file will show up in your Downloads file folder, and as a recently downloaded file in the grey line at the bottom of your screen. You have now saved your citations in a format that is readable to RefWorks; now to import it.
Go into RefWorks
- In RefWorks, create a folder for the project (if you haven’t already).
- Click the + sign at the top left and choose "Import References"
- See the bar that reads "Drop file here or select a file from y our computer"? Drag and drop the folder icon, or find the file in your Downloaded file and drag that over and drop it into the bar.
- Citations will automatically be entered into your Last Imported Folder in RefWorks.
- Move the items from Last Imported to the project-specific folder you just created.