There are several methods for getting citations into your RefWorks account. The method used depends on where you find the citation. Although RefWorks works seamlessly with many databases, websites and other search tools, others require a different strategy.
Many databases have the option to directly send citations to RefWorks. Mark the records you want to export and look for an option to "Export to RefWorks."
If a new browser tab opens with the RefWorks login you will need to login to RefWorks again to complete the import. If you try to edit your records in this new tab you will get an error message. Instead edit your records in the original tab that you used to log in.
When a database does not have a direct export option you can create a text file of citations that you can then import into RefWorks. In the database you are using, mark the records you want to export and look for a link to export/save citations as a text file. Once you have created a file with your selected citations you will then need to log into your RefWorks account and import them using a RefWorks Import filter.
Capturing From a Website
You can use Save to RefWorks, a RefWorks browser plug-in to capture citation information from a website.
To add a citation manually:
Importing an unformatted bibliography into RefWorks
In a word processing document:
When you import a citation from a licensed library database, you may encounter this error message if you try to edit the citation information.
If this happens, simply open a new tab in your browser and go to http://refworks.proquest.com and log in again. You will be able to edit the reference in the new tab.