Answered By: Jane Ichord
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2016     Views: 8

Here are some step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process of importing references from PubMed into RefWorks: 


  1. Go to PubMed and perform a search. Use the checkboxes to select individual references.
  2. Click on Send to, which islocated on the upper right side of the screen. Select Citation manager and then Create File.
  3. Select Save File. Save file to your computer. 
  4. In RefWorks, select References from the toolbar at the very top of the RefWorks screen. Then select Import.
  5. In the Import References window, under From Text File, select the following:
    • Under Import Filter/Data Source, select NLM PubMed.
    • Under Database, PubMed should appear.
    • Select the Browse button to locate and select the file you saved from PubMed.Select the file and hit Open.
  6. Select the Import button at the bottom of the Import References window.
  7. Close out of the Import References window to return to your reference list.

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