How do I export all my EBSCO results to RefWorks?

Answered By: Richard Fallis
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016     Views: 20

The information below applies to all EBSCO resources, including CINAHL and QCat Article Search.

After running your search in the EBSCO resource, click Share at the top of your results:

Click 'E-mail a link to download exported results':

Fill in the short form that opens, entering your email address and choosing RIS as the citation format. Click Send:

Wait for the email (from to arrive in your inbox (it might take a while, depending on how many results you are exporting). Click on the link in the email:

Download the RIS file, saving it somewhere convenient on your PC or laptop. 

Now, open RefWorks and click Import:

Click Choose File, browse to the RIS file on your PC or laptop, and click Open. File will appear beside Select Text File. Then choose RIS Format as both the Import Filter/Data Source and the Database:

If you want to, choose a RefWorks folder to add the references to. Click Import. EBSCO references will be extracted from the RIS file, and added to your RefWorks account (again, this might take a while, depending on the number of results involved).

If you experience any problems exporting results from EBSCO to RefWorks, please email RefWorks Support.

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