For Chrome users with older versions of Chrome, Firefox browsers, and Safari (Save to RefWorks does not work for IE browsers):
The Save to RefWorks bookmarklet allows users to grab their search results and drop into RefWorks without needing to download or create a new file type to save on your personal computer. In order to add the Save to RefWorks tool, follow the steps below:
First, go to the More ( ) icon which is located at the top of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select Tools. The Save to RefWorks tool will be the first tool listed.
Follow the directions provided by RefWorks to drag and drop into your browser bookmark bar. If you don't see your Bookmarks bar, please go to your browser tools and ensure your Bookmark bar is showing.
For Macs that have Chrome version 69 and up: There have been some issues with adding the Save to RefWorks bookmarklet to the bookmarks bar.
Manually create the "Save to Refworks" button on Chrome by following these steps:
For PCs that use EDGE:
Similar to the issue with newer versions of Chrome, you cannot drag and drop the Save To RefWorks tool, but you can add it manually. This is a known issue for RefWorks and they have provided some work around information.
1. Within RefWorks, go to the Tools page. Add this to your Favorites bar. When asked to change the name, change from Tools to Save to RefWorks. From the drop down, change Add to Favorites to Add to Favorites bar. You should see Save to RefWorks on your Favorites bar.
2. Select Install Save to RefWorks. Instead of dragging and dropping the button, right click and select Copy Link.
3. Next, go to the Save To RefWorks bookmark and select Edit URL. Paste the URL copied earlier.
You should now be able to use the Save to RefWorks tool.
One way users can get citations into their personal database is through exporting indirectly from a database, like PubMed for example.
In order to export indirectly from PubMed, users can use Save to RefWorks. The Save to RefWorks bookmarklet/applet isn't consistent in getting larger numbers of citations out of PubMed and into RefWorks. PubMed doesn't allow scraping, which is essentially what the bookmarklet/applet does. When using the Save to RefWorks bookmarklet/applet, it may be best to stick with smaller numbers (up to 5).
PLEASE NOTE: At this time Save To RefWorks is not recognizing citations from New PubMed.
Open PubMed MEDLINE and perform a search. Then, from your bookmark bar, select Save to RefWorks. The first twenty results from your list will appear in a side bar next to your results on the right. If you select no more than 3-5, you should be able to get those results into RefWorks.
For PubMed results over 5, follow the steps below to get results into RefWorks:
RefWorks allows users to import citations directly from databases as well. Another database that allows for this is CINAHL.
In order to begin retrieving citations, open CINAHL and do a quick search.
On the right, next to the needed citations, select the folder icons, changing them from blue to yellow.
Next to the results, you will see the selected citations that have been added to the results folder. Select the option to go to Folder View.
From within the folder, you will see all of the citations you selected from your search. Select the citations you want to export to RefWorks. At the top of the screen, you should see the options for Save citations to a file formatted for: the default option should be Direct Export to RefWorks. If not, please select Direct Export to RefWorks. Next, select Save in order to complete the process of getting citations into RefWorks.
When finished, you will be redirected to a page where RefWorks will ask you to choose to Import into Legacy or New RefWorks. Please select New RefWorks. You will be redirected to the Last Imported tab of RefWorks where you should see the CINAHL results you have just imported.
RefWorks allows users to import citations directly from databases as well. One such database is Ovid MEDLINE.
In order to begin retrieving citations, open Ovid MEDLINE and do a quick search. Select the number of results you wish to export out of Ovid MEDLINE and import to RefWorks. Right above your results list, you should see the choice to Export, next to Email and Add to My Projects. Select Export to see a screen similar to the one below:
Make sure that the option for "Export To" is RefWorks. Next, underneath "Select Fields to Display", select Complete Reference. When finished, select Export citations.
When finished, you will be redirected to a page where RefWorks will ask you to choose to Import into Legacy or New RefWorks. Please select New RefWorks. You will be asked to either select a folder to import into or select Not In Folder. Go to the file folder you selected or go to the Last Imported tab of RefWorks where you should see the Ovid MEDLINE results you have just imported.