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June 13, 2007

Importing single references from the Library Catalogue

If you just want to import a single item from the the Library Catalogue into your RefWorks account, there’s now an easier way to do it

Note: this process only works for a single reference. If you want to import lots of references from the Library Catalogue, you should view the blog entry called Importing records from the Library Catalogue, posted on 24 May 2007.

  1. Search the Library Catalogue as usual.
  2. Click on the title of the book you are interested in to display the full information.
  3. Click on the blue External resources button. You will find this just above the search box in the middle of the screen.
  4. A new window appears. In the section labelled Recommended Web Resources, click on the link to RefWorks.
  5. When prompted, log in to your RefWorks account as normal. The details of the book you were viewing will be displayed. If you wish to add any additional notes you can do so at this stage. If you do make any changes, remember to click the Save button to update the reference.
  6. To return to the Library Catalogue, click on the blue Home button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Note: You may find that the Classmark details (stored in the Notes field) don’t display properly. This is being looked into and will be fixed as soon as possible.

May 24, 2007

Importing records from the Library Catalogue

There’s now a slightly easier way to import references from the Library Catalogue

Stage 1: Saving references from the Library Catalogue
1. Go to the Library Catalogue.
2. Search for a book and click on the title.
3. At the top of the screen, click on the Save Records button.
(At this stage, you can go and search for other items. When you have found and saved all the items you need, go on to Stage 4.)
4. Click on the View Saved button.
5. Click on Export Saved.
6. Under Format of List, choose the option End-Note/RefWorks.
7. Under Send List To, choose the option Local Disk.
8. Click on the Submit button.
9. Select Save to Disk and click OK.
10. Save the file in the usual way.

Stage 2: Importing references into RefWorks
1. Log in to your RefWorks account.
2. Click on the References menu, then select Import.
3. Under Import Filter/Database, select the option University of Warwick.
4. Under Database, select the option University of Warwick Library Catalogue.
5. Click the Browse button and select the file you have just saved.
6. Click the Import button
7. A message will confirm your references have been successfully imported.

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.

March 17, 2006

Refworks Supported Databases

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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

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