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Basic RefWorks - Importing from Internet searches

There are a variety of methods for capturing information from the Internet.

1. Create a new record manually in RefWorks, and then copy and paste desired information into the appropriate RefWorks fields.

2. Set up Google Scholar to import information for items discovered in Google Scholar searches. For steps see a. and b. below.

a. Set-up the Feature in Google Scholar

From the Google Scholar search page, click on the Scholars Preferences link.

Scroll down to the Bibliography Manager section.

Select Show Links to Import Into and select RefWorks from the drop-down.

Click Save Preferences.

b. Initate a Direct Export to RefWorks

Conduct your search in Google Scholar

Each record displayed will now have an Import into RefWorks link. Clicking on the link will launch the RefWorks login page.

Once you log in, you are brought automatically to the Edit view of the reference. If you do not wish to edit the record, you can navigate to any other area of RefWorks.

Your record is stored in your Last Imported Folder.

3. RefWorks' RefGrab-It

a. as a "bookmarklet" to 'grab' information about desired web pages.

b. install RefGrab-It to capture information (works with Internet Explorer and Firefox).

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