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RefWorks: ProQuest RefWorks User Guide

Google Scholar: Importing Citations into RefWorks

To import citations from Google Scholar into RefWorks (10 or 20 at a a time):

  • you must have a Google account.  Log into your account
  • conduct your search (tips on searching in Google Scholar can be found here: Tips for Searching in Google Scholar
  • click the star beneath the citations you want to keep.  This puts citations into your Library.  Items remain in your library until you choose to delete them.

When you are done searching and ready to import citations into RefWorks, go into  your library (upper right corner).

  • click the button that selects all citations
  • choose the icon that represents a download (arrow pointing down) and select RefMan

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.

  • In RefWorks, create a folder for the project (if you haven’t already).
  • Under “References” (top left), select “Import.” 
  • From the Import Filter/Data Source Menu, select RIS (both drop-down boxes)
  • Do you see your folder icon in the grey bar at the bottom of your screen?  If so, you can drag your folder icon onto the “Choose File” button.   If it’s not there, you can find the recently imported folder in your Downloaded file.  Double click it, or drag and drop it on “Choose File.”
  • Click the “Import” button.  RefWorks will ask which folder to put the citations into.

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