The first step in working with RefWorks is creating your database. There are four ways to create a database:
RefWorks allows you to create a citation from scratch. You can choose how much or how little information to include. It even offers guidelines for creating citations that meet particular journal citation standards.
RefWorks offers a tool called RefGrab-It to help you capture website information to use as a citation.
You can import records directly into RefWorks from certain online database services such as CSA, WorldCat, OCLC, ERIC, OVID, Academic Search Premier etc. This allows you to import references without the need for you to create a text file. These are only a few examples of databases that allow for direct importing
From OVID databases (PsychInfo, Medline, etc.):
From EBSCO databases (ERIC, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, etc.):
From Proquest databases (Education Complete, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Dissertations & Thesis etc):
Click here for instructions for getting your data from other bibliographic management programs into RefWorks.
Gives directions for transferring from the following programs: