Importing PubMed records to RefWorks

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A tutorial I created for a student to address the question of how to import PubMed records from an NCBI account into RefWorks.

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Importing PubMed records to RefWorks

  1. 1. + Importing records from an NCBI account into RefWorks John Pell Assistant Professor Hunter College Libraries
  2. 2. + Exporting from NCBI Bibliography: Click on the link to your bibliography items.
  3. 3. + Exporting from NCBI Bibliography: First, select the items that you wish to export (this step is important.) Next, click the “Save…” link.
  4. 4. + Exporting from NCBI Bibliography: (Tip: Choosing to open the file with a text editor can help you to avoid having the file automatically saved in a location that you are not sure of.)
  5. 5. + Exporting from NCBI Bibliography: (You will need to keep track of the file in order to import it into RefWorks, so be sure that you know its location.)
  6. 6. + Importing into RefWorks: Over in Refworks, select “Import” from the “References” drop-down menu.
  7. 7. + Importing into RefWorks: In the “Import Filter/Data Source” field, you will need to select “NLM PubMed.” “PubMed” should thenbe selected as the database. (This is important.)
  8. 8. + Importing into RefWorks: Now, it is time to retrieve that file that you exported from NCBI earlier. Select the file, then click, “Import.”
  9. 9. + Importing into RefWorks: Once the import is complete, you can click, “View Last Imported Folder” to get a quick look at your new records.
  10. 10. + Importing into RefWorks: Congratulations! Your NCBI records are now in your RefWorks Database. That is all there is to it.

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