Library Research Guide
To get started, you’ll need to export your references out of RefWorks. Once that process is completed, you can import them into your new citation manager.
We’ve created the RefWorks 3 Export Bookmarklet to export all of your references (with tags, notes, and PDFs) from RefWorks 3 with one click.
A bookmarklet is simply a browser bookmark that includes computer code. We recommend using this bookmarklet with Google Chrome. It will not work with Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.
To use a bookmarklet, make sure your browser is configured to:
Also make sure your bookmarks or favorites bar is visible:
Click and drag the bookmarklet below up to your browser's favorites or bookmarks (see image):
To manually create this bookmark, select and copy the text below, then right click the bookmark toolbar to create a new bookmark (Add Page in Chrome), and paste the copied text in the url field:
Importing citations (Step 2): Select your new citation manager (Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote) and follow the directions below to import these files to your new citation manager.
Importing PDFs (Step 3): Follow the directions in Step 3 to add PDFs to your imported citations.
Note: When using Zotero Desktop on a public computer be sure to sign in and out of your account in Edit > Preferences > Sync.
The RefWorks 3 Export Bookmarklet saves your files in a compressed or zipped folder. To extract these files right click on the zipped folder and select "extract all" or select "extract all" from the Compressed Folder Tools menu.