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Citation Managers

Software and apps to help you organize and format citations for your research papers.

RefWorks LITE

If you did not have a ReWorks account before June 30th, 2019, you will not be able to use RefWorks LITE and RefWorks does not offer individual accounts. 

If you don't have a RefWorks account, check out our comparison chart or speak with your subject librarian to learn which citation manager will be helpful for your research. 

For previous users of RefWorks interested in migrating over to a different citation manager, check out this page on how to migrate over or get assistance with your subject librarian!

How to move references from RefWorks to other Citation Managers

Moving Your References from RefWorks to Zotero:

  1. In RefWorks... 
    1. Select all references that need to be exported;
    2. Select Share and then Export References. You can export the references in either RIS or BibTeX format.
  2. In Zotero... 
    1. To import your references from RefWorks, go to file and select import. A box will pop up asking Where do you want to import from? Select A file (BibTeX, RIS, Zotero RDF, etc.) and click Next;
    2. Once you select the file, Zotero will be populated with your references.

Moving Your References from RefWorks to Mendeley:

  1. In RefWorks...
    1. Select all references that need to be exported;
    2. Select Share and then Export References. You can export the references in RIS format;
    3. Save the .ris file that RefWorks creates.
  2. In Mendeley...
    1. Go to Add files;
    2. Select and Open the .ris file you just saved from RefWorks;
    3. The references will be added to the All Documents folder.

RefWorks descriptors will become keywords in Mendeley.

NOTE! Attachments or the information in User fields in RefWorks cannot be exported to Mendeley. Copy any information in User fields to Notes before exporting the references to ensure that all information is exported. Attachments have to be downloaded from RefWorks to your computer and then be added to Mendeley. -- http://scienceport.tut.fi/mendeleyguide/refworks-migrating 

Moving Your References from RefWorks to EndNote:

  1. In RefWorks... 
    1. Select all references that need to be exported;
    2. Select Share and then Export References in RIS format.
  2. In EndNote... 
    1. Select File, then Import, then File;
    2. Choose the .ris file you saved and select the RefMan RIS Import Option
    3. Click Import.