Importing information to Refworks from PubMed

  1. Perform a search and mark the references you want to export.
  2. Change the Display option from Summary to MEDLINE.
  3. In the Send To drop-down, select Text. A window opens with just the references in MEDLINE format.
  4. Select Save As from your browser and select Text as the Save As file type.
  5. Log in to RefWorks.
  6. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
  7. Select NLM PubMed as the data source and as the database.
  8. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
  9. Click Import.
  10. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Source: RefWorks Help file: "Importing From Online Data Vendors"


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Prepared by Jane Rutherford
Reference and Instruction Librarian
April, 2008
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