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DKL Databases And RefWorks

RefWorks is a useful tool for organizing and formatting the citations you gather as you assemble sources for a paper.  You already know that many library databases work almost seamlessly with citation management software like RefWorks, but others may require extra steps to get their citations into your RefWorks account.  Below is a list of Dudley Knox Library databases and stepwise directions for how to use them with RefWorks.

Table of Contents

ACM Digital Library
Armed Services and Government News
BOSUN
CQ Researcher
Current Index to Statistics
DTIC Online
EBSCO
Emerald
Engineering Village 2
Google Scholar
IEEE Xplore
Ingenta Online Articles and Ingenta Fax/ariel Articles
IOP (Institute of Physics)
JSTOR
LexisNexis Academic
MathSciNet (AMS)
Project Muse
Web of Knowledge/Web of Science (ISI)
WorldCat (OCLC)

 

Databases that have an option to directly import into RefWorks

Armed Services and Government News

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Click on the Bibliography (export) link
  3. Click on the RefWorks Direct button

CQ Researcher

  1. Mark a record you want to export by clicking on the Cite Now! Icon
  2. Select Export citation to: RefWorks

DTIC

  1. Use the MultiSearch
  2. Check the box next to each citation you want to export
  3. Click on My Selections
  4. Click on Send to RefWorks

EBSCO

  1. Mark the records you want to export by clicking on the Add to Folder
  2. Under Folder has items click on Go to: Folder View
  3. Check the box next to Select / deselect all
  4. Click on the Export icon
  5. Select Direct Export to RefWorks
  6. Click on Save

Emerald

  1. Click on the Go button after Add to the marked list
  2. Click on Marked List
  3. Click Select
  4. Click on Export options
  5. Click on Export to RefWorks

Engineering Village 2

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Click on Download
  3. Select RefWorks direct import
  4. Click on Download

Google Scholar

  1. Click on Settings
  2. Select RefWorks from the Show links to import citations to drop-down menu
  3. Click on Save Preferences
  4. Click on Import into RefWorks for each record you want to import

IEEE Xplore

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Click on Download Citations
  3. Select RefWorks
  4. Click on the Download Citations button

IOP (Institute of Physics)

  1. For each record:
  2. Select RefWorks (Direct Export)
  3. Click on Export Results

JSTOR

  1. Check the box next to each citation you want to export
  2. Click on the Export link
  3. Click on the RefWorks export option

LexisNexis Academic (the one that does not require a password)

  1. Mark the records you want to export.
  2. Click on the Export Bibliographic Records icon (the Book icon)
  3. A new window will open and RefWorks Format is automatically selected
  4. Click on Export

Project Muse

  1. Click on Save Citation for the records you want to export
  2. Click on Saved Citations
  3. Click on Export to RefWorks

ProQuest

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Hover your curser over Export/Save
  3. Click on RefWorks
  4. Click on the Continue button

Web of Knowledge/Web of Science (ISI)

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Click on RefWorks

WorldCat (OCLC)

  1. Mark the records you want to export
  2. Click on Export
  3. Select Export To: RefWorks
  4. Click on Export

Databases that allow you to create a file that can be imported into RefWorks

ACM Digital Library

  1. View a citation you wish to export in full format
  2. Click on Display Formats : BibTeX
  3. Copy and paste the results into a Document and save as a .txt file
  4. Log in to RefWorks.
  5. Click on References/Import
  6. Select BibTeX as the Import filter/Data Source and ACM Digital Library as the database
  7. Browse to the file that you saved earlier
  8. Click on Import

BOSUN

  1. Mark the records you want to export by clicking on the Mark button
  2. Click on Marked Items
  3. Select Full from the view of records drop-down menu
  4. Click on View
  5. Highlight and copy the records
  6. Log in to RefWorks
  7. Click on References/Import
  8. Select Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School as the Import Filter/Data Source and BOSUN as the Database
  9. Click on From Text
  10. Paste the records into the text box
  11. Click on Import

Ingenta Online Articles and Ingenta Fax/ariel Articles

  1. Mark the articles you want to import
  2. Click on Update marked list
  3. Click on Marked List
  4. Click on Export options
  5. Click on plain text
  6. Using the functionality of your browser, save the list as a text file (not an html file)
  7. Log in to RefWorks
  8. Click on References/Import
  9. Select Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School as the Import Filter/Data Source and Ingenta Online Articles as the Database
  10. Click on Import Data from the following Text File
  11. Browse to the name of the file that you saved earlier
  12. Click on Import

MathSciNet (AMS)

  1. Click on Clipboard below each citation you want to export
  2. Click on the Clipboard tab at the top of the screen
  3. Select Citations(BibTeX) from the Format drop-down menu
  4. Click on Saveclip
  5. Using the functionality of your browser, save the list as a text file (not an html file)
  6. Log in to RefWorks
  7. Click on References/Import
  8. Select BibTeX as the Import filter/Data Source and MathSciNet as the database
  9. Browse to the file that you saved earlier
  10. Click on Import

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  1. Mark the articles you want to import
  2. Click on Download
  3. Use your browser functionality to save the record as a text file (not a web page)
  4. Log in to RefWorks
  5. Click on References/Import
  6. Select Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School as the Import Filter/Data Source and NCJRS Abstracts Database as the Database
  7. Click on Import Data from the following Text File
  8. Browse to the file that you saved earlier
  9. Click on Import

Databases that don’t work with RefWorks

RefWorks is continually adding to the list of databases that they support. If there is one you would like to request, please let Research Assistance librarian Ann Jacobson know, and she will request it. Some databases simply will not work with RefWorks (or any other bibliography management software) because of the way in which they structure their records. We already know that the following will not work with RefWorks because of the way they structure their records. If you want to put citations from these databases into RefWorks, you will need to manually enter the information.

 

• Open Source Center Formerly FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service)
• Jane’s
• Homeland Security Digital Library
• LexisNexis nexis.com and lexis.com (LexisNexis Academic does work with RefWorks)
• Torpedo ULTRA (but you can get many of the same citations (not full text articles) from Science Direct (http://www.sciencedirect.com).

Using Science Direct to import Torpedo Ultra articles

In Science Direct, you can export individual document citations to RefWorks.

  1. Open the text version of the document (not the pdf).
  2. Click on Export Citation on the right of the page.
  3. Choose Citations Only or Citations and Abstracts
  4. Choose RIS format
  5. Click on Export
  6. Click on Save
  7. Open up RefWorks and log in.
  8. Click on References/Import.
  9. Select ScienceDirect (RIS Format) as the Import filter/Data Source and ScienceDirect Navigator as the database
  10. Browse to the file that you saved earlier.
  11. Click on Import.
Revised: 05/08/2013

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