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RefWorks (Legacy) Library Guide: Using RefWorks offline / Export references

How to use RefWorks. A guide for the UCT community.

Writing your paper offline - for use with Write-N-Cite III

How to use the Slideshow

The slideshow is best viewed in FULL SCREEN view. Click on the icon, which is located in the menu bar at the bottom right of the slideshow to see the Full screen view. Alternatively, the slideshow can be viewed by clicking on the moving arrow.

This slideshow will demonstrate how to use RefWorks offline.

Using RefWorks offline / Using Write-N-Cite Offline - Classic

Export References - RefWorks 2.0

How to export your references and save them on your computer. Follow this link or see information below.


Exporting a Database

There are several ways you can export references out of your RefWorks account:

From the Menu toolbar 

To export a copy of all or part of your database to your computer:

  1. From the References menu select Export.  Choose Selected, Page or All in List.

  2. Under Export Format select the format you want to create.

  • Bibliographic Software (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite)

  • BibTeX – Ref ID

  • Citation List

  • RefWorks Tagged Format

  • RefWorks XML Format

  • Tab Delimited

  1. Click the Export button.  Your references will be displayed for you to copy and paste into a document or notepad to save.

  2. Follow your browser's instructions for viewing the file and be sure to save the file to your hard disk before closing.

Email it: After the bibliography is created you may also email the file.  The email address in your RefWorks account is automatically entered, but you can overwrite it with another address.  Only one email address may be entered.

Exporting a Group of References from the Selection Options

You can also export directly from the reference view you are in (all references, a folder, my list, search results, etc.)

  1. Select the references you want to export and right-mouse click on the selection option (Selected, Page or All in List) and choose Export and select the export format.  To export all of the references in a specific folder, click the folder name from the Quick Access Bar first, then choose All in List.



Drag and Drop References to the Quick Access Bar

You can easily drag a reference or drag a Selection Option to the Export area on the Quick Access Bar.

1.  Select the references you want to export (click on the grey bar for a single reference).  Drag the selection option or reference to Export on the Quick Access Bar.  



2.  The export formats will display and you can drag the selection option to the desired format.

3.  A new window will open with your exported results.  Copy and paste these into a document or notepad to save.