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A comprehensive guide on using RefWorks. Includes directions and tutorials.

Change from Legacy Refworks Account to New Refworks Account

  1. Log in to your Legacy Refworks account.
  2. Look in the top-left corner, and there will be an orange button that says "Upgrade to the lastest RefWorks version!" Click on that button.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Transfer References from Legacy Refworks to New Refworks

If you want to transfer your saved references from between RefWorks accounts, you must have an account with both Legacy and New Refworks.

Transfer References from New Refworks to Legacy Refworks

If you want to transfer your saved references from between RefWorks accounts, you must have an account with both Legacy and New Refworks.

From New Refworks, select all the citations you would like transfer, then click share from the menu and select Export References, pictured below.

Refworks Export Reference Example Screenshot
 

On the Export page, make sure you select "All References" under From and RIS Format under Format, then  click Export. Your exported file should be downloaded automatically with the file name "export.ris"  in your computer's Downloads directory.


 

Once the download has been completed, login into your Legacy Refworks account and click Refences and select Import.


Legacy Refworks Screenshot Example

When the Import page opens, do the following:

  • For Import Filter/Date Source, select RIS Format
  • For Database, select RIS Format
  • Click the small rectangle icon next to Select Text File, and select the file "export.ris" from your computer Downloads directory.
  • For Encoding, leave the default option as ANSI - Latin I.
  • For Import Into Folder, select "New Folder", and this will allow you to create a new folder by the name of your choice.
  • Click Import


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