How do I send my Legacy RefWorks library into EndNote?

Answered By: Richard Fallis
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2019     Views: 72

Export references from Legacy RefWorks

1. Sign in to Legacy RefWorks and display the references you want to convert (e.g. all or by folder).

2. From the menu bar at the top, select References then Export

3.  Select the Export Format Bibliographic Software (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite), then click Export References

4. An “Export Complete” message will be displayed and a new browser window or tab should open automatically, showing your exported references in a structured format. If the references do not appear automatically, click the Click Here link in the “Export Complete” message box.

5. Save your exported references to a text file (.txt). Remember the file location for importing into EndNote

Then, either: import references into EndNote Desktop

1. Create a new EndNote library, or open an existing one to import the file with your references from RefWorks.

For Windows:

2. Select File > Import > File

3. In the Import File menu click Choose … to locate your file of exported RefWorks references. From the Import Option drop-down list, choose Reference Manager (RIS). You can choose whether EndNote should discard identical citations or Import All. You do not need to change the Text Translation option unless your operating system is using a language setting other than English

4. Click Import. Your references will appear in your EndNote Library.

For Macs:

2. Select File > Import. Then browse for the file of exported RefWorks references and click Options.

3. From the Import Options, choose Reference Manager (RIS). You can choose to filter out duplicates during the import process. 

4. Click Import. Your references will appear in your EndNote Library.

Or: import references into EndNote Online

1. Sign in to EndNote Online and select Collect > Import References

2. Then click the Browse button to locate your file of exported RefWorks references

3. Select Import Option RefMan RIS. You can select a group to import your references into.

4. Click Import. EndNote online will confirm the number of references imported and the destination group (if selected)

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