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RefWorks

A guide to using the RefWorks reference management software.

Exporting from Proquest databases

Proquest is a major platform that includes many popular databases such as Proquest Central, ABI/Inform, Social Science Database and others. All Proquest databases have the option to export references directly to RefWorks. 

Exporting individual references

1. Click the article title to open the full record of the book/article

2. Click the ellipsis icon (' ... ') labelled 'All Options'

3. Click the 'RefWorks' icon under the 'Citation Export' heading

4. This will open a new tab, if it gives you the option of which version of RefWorks to export to select 'Yes, export to the newest version of RefWorks'

5. Decide if you want to put your reference in a specific folder

6. Click 'Import'

7. Check the details of your reference by clicking it in RefWorks and checking over the details. If edits/corrections are needed click the pencil icon in the top-right corner to make these.

Exporting multiple references

1. On your results list use the tick box on the left to select any records that you want to save

2. When you have selected all the records you want to save, click the ellipsis icon (' ... ') at the top of the results list labelled 'All save options'

3. Click the 'RefWorks' icon under the 'Citation Export' heading

4. This will open a new tab, if it gives you the option of which version of RefWorks to export to select 'Yes, export to the newest version of RefWorks'

5. Decide if you want to put your reference in a specific folder

6. Click 'Import'

7. Check the details of your references by clicking it in RefWorks and checking over the details. If edits/corrections are needed click the pencil icon in the top-right corner to make these.