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Library Catalog: Exporting References to RefWorks

Single Book Title

If you want to export to RefWorks the reference for a specific book, you can save time by looking up the title in WorldCat and using the direct export feature:

  1. Go to WorldCat and search for your book title.
  2. Select the correct result and press the Export button located above your list of results.
  3. Select RefWorks in the Export to: section.

The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the reference. Your record should appear in the Last Imported folder.

We are in the process of developing a direct export feature in our catalog. Meanwhile, please use these directions. Let us know if you need help - Ask a librarian.

Exporting a List of Results to Legacy RefWorks (orange):

If you have a list of results, we recommend that you save the records and import them into RefWorks:

  1. Do a search in the Library Catalog; mark the items you want.
  2. Click Export at the top of the screen.
  3. On Export page choose RefWorks Citation as Export Format and click Export.
  4. Results should be exported to plain text on next screen. Select all the text and copy it.
  5. Log in to RefWorks.
  6. Click References and choose Import from the drop-down.
  7. Under Import Filter/Data Source, select Endeavor Voyager.
  8. Under Database, select Oakland University.
  9. Select From Text.
  10. Paste selected text into textbox.
  11. Click Import.
  12. Your records will be automatically imported and should appear in the Last Imported folder.

Exporting a List of Results to New RefWorks (blue):

  1. Conduct your search in the library catalog and mark the items you want.
  2. Click the Export button near the top of your results list.
  3. On the Export page, select RefWorks Citation as the export format.
  4. Click Export.
  5. Results will be listed in text form.  Copy the text, open the Notepad program, paste the text into Notepad, and save it where you'll be able to find it again.
  6. Log in to RefWorks.
  7. Click the plus button on the toolbar and select Import references from the dropdown menu.
  8. Drag and drop the Notepad file you created into the indicated space OR click Select a file from your computer, select your file and click Open.
  9. RefWorks will ask you to indicate a file format.  Enter Endeavor Voyager and select Oakland University from the dropdown menu.
  10. Click Import.
  11. Your records will be automatically imported and should appear in the Last Imported folder.

For further assistance or to set up a RefWorks account, please visit our main RefWorks page.

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