Importing information to RefWorks from the ALADIN Classic Catalog

  1. Conduct your search and select the citations you want to import.
  2. Go to the Print/Save Options near the bottom of the screen.
  3. In the Download Format drop-down menu, select Full Record.
  4. Click the Format for Print/Save button. Your records will display in a new window.
  5. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser:
    1. Using the IE Save As function (File-Save As), navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file.
    2. Give the file a name and click Save.
  6. If you are using Mozilla Thunderbird as your browser:
    1. Select all the text on the full record display screen (Edit-Select All or Ctrl-A).
    2. Copy the selected text (Edit-Copy or Ctrl-C).
    3. Open a blank document in a text editor (such as Microsoft Notepad) or a word processor (such as Microsoft Word).
    4. Paste the copied text into that document (Edit-Paste or Ctrl-V).
    5. Save the document (File-Save As) as a text (.txt) file in a directory on your computer's local drive.
  7. Log in to RefWorks.
  8. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
  9. Select Gallaudet University as the Import Filter/Data Source.
  10. Select WRLC (Endeavor Voyager) as the database.
  11. If desired, choose an Import References into Folder.
  12. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
  13. Click Import.
  14. Your records should appear in the Last Imported folder, and in the folder you selected in step 11.


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Prepared by Jane Rutherford
Reference and Instruction Librarian
April, 2008
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