Optional Upgrade to RefWorks 3 for PDFs, Tags, and Notes
Step 1: Export citations from RefWorks 2
Step 2: Import citations to your new citation manager
- Create an account, download Zotero 5.0, and open it.
Zotero login page
To create an account, click "Register for a free account" above the username/password login on this site.
Zotero download page
Download Zotero 5.0 to your desktop and add the Zotero Connector to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari).
- In the Zotero installed on your computer, select File from the top bar, then Import. When the Where do you want to import from? box appears, select a file type (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.).
- Select the file that you exported from RefWorks and select Open. All done!
Note: When using Zotero Desktop on a public computer be sure to sign in and out of your account in Edit > Preferences > Sync.
- Create a Mendeley account then download and open Mendeley Desktop
- Select File, then Import, then the RIS - Research Information Systems (*.ris) option.
- Find the RIS (*.ris) file that RefWorks exported, then select Open. All done!
- Create a paid EndNote Desktop account (student and upgrade discounts for EndNote x9 available here) and log in.
- Select File, then Import, then File:
- Select Choose to browse for the file you exported from RefWorks, select the Import Option for your exported file, and then select Import. All done!
If you are a Mac user, you may be unable to import RefWorks citations directly into EndNote Desktop. You can import citations to EndNote Online (see the tab above) and then sync your accounts so that the citations also appear in EndNote Desktop.
- Create a free EndNote Online account (select EndNote from the tools menu) and log in.
- Select Collect and then Import References.
- Choose File to browse for the file you exported from RefWorks, select RefMan RIS as Import Option, select New group from To, and click on Import. All done!