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May 04, 2007

Importing from databases just got easier!

One of the difficulties with RefWorks in the past has been when you need to use an Import Filter, as it’s often tricky to know which is the right one to use. We’ve now made a few changes which should make this a bit easier.

If you want to import a record try this (remember, though, if a database supports the Direct Export option, it’s still easier to use that!)

  1. Click on the References and select Import
  2. Under Import Filter/Data Source, select University of Warwick
  3. Choose the name of the database you saved the references from
  4. Click the Browse button to locate the file you saved, then click Import.

Note: occasionally, databases are available from more than one supplier. If this is the case, you need to make sure you choose the correct one – you can normally get the name of the software or supplier from the database itself.

Thanks to Martin Wolf and Terry Bucknell of the University of Liverpool for their help with this.


August 02, 2006

An alternative way of importing references from Business Source Premier (BSP)

Although Business Source Premier allows you to import references directly into RefWorks, occasionally people have reported problems doing this from off-campus. If you experience difficulties, there is another, slightly longer way you can get your references into RefWorks. This is split into two stages

Stage one: saving your references
  1. Access Business Source Premier as usual
  2. Click Add to the right of each of the articles you want to save
  3. Click Folder in the top left hand corner of the screen
  4. Click Save to Disk
  5. Click Bibliographic Manager
  6. Choose the option Citations in a format that can be uploaded to bibliographic management software
  7. Click the Save button. A new web page opens.
  8. Click File > Save As (or Save Page As)
  9. Enter a filename and where you would like to save the file as normal
  10. Under Save as Type make sure Text file is selected
Stage two: Importing your references into RefWorks
  1. Open up Refworks
  2. From Import Filter/Data Source, select EBSCOhost
  3. From Database, select Business Source Premier
  4. Click the Browse button and locate the file you have just saved
  5. Click Import

June 02, 2006

Problems with Direct Export

Occasionally, you may find Direct Export does not work. This may be because your web browser has stored older versions of the page and so does not import the references into your RefWorks account correctly. To solve this:

  • In Internet Explorer: click Tools > Internet Options > Delete Files
  • In Mozilla Firefox: Click Tools > Options > Privacy > Click the Clear button to the right of the option marked Cache.

Repeat the whole Direct Export process. You should find your references are now successfully imported into your RefWorks account


March 17, 2006

Refworks Supported Databases

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/electronicresources/refworks/export/

A list of databases which allow you to export citations automatically to RefWorks in the correct format is now available. There are two methods:

  • Databases which support Direct Export (where citations are downloaded straight to your RefWorks account) can be found on the A-Z list of databases. Items which carry the RefWorks logo support Direct Export.

  • Databases which require citations to be imported can be found in a separate list.

Thanks to Steve Barber for adding the RefWorks logo to the relevant A-Z entries


February 08, 2006

Databases supporting Direct Export

Following some recent training sessions, a number of people have asked which databases support direct exports (where references can be downloaded automatically into Refworks) has arisen. Although RefWorks provide a list of supported services (see the Refworks Direct Export services page) , this only lists the platform/software (e.g. OVID, CSA), rather than providing the names of databases themselves.

Some people have commented that they don't always know the name of the software and so find it difficult when importing their references to RefWorks and feel it would be useful to have this information somewhere on the library's webpages.

There are two ways we could try to do this. Firstly, in the A-Z list of databases, the RefWorks logo could be displayed next to supported databases. The second way is to have a list (either split by the platform or subject-based) giving the databases supported.

If anyone has any views on which they would find most useful, please post your comments below.


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