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ENVR 305: Importing Articles Electronically

Importing Journal Article Info Automatically

Our journal-article search engines have the built-in capability of sending journal article information directly to your RefWorks account.  Below you'll find info on how to import journal article information from the EBSCO suite of search-engine databases.  While you shouldn't be restricting your searches to just our EBSCO databases, this shows you the basics and will get your started. 

Importing Journal Article Citations


NOTE:  The below only works if you are first logged into your RefWorks account!!!!

Once you have found your journal article, take a look around the screen.  You will need to locate the Export option.  


You'll notice that right above the Export option is a Cite option.  Why don't you just choose this?  You don't want to choose this because the Cite option simply cites this article for you and then has you cut/paste that information into a separate document.  It does NOT save the citation information for you anywhere, neither does it allow you to reformat the citation information into different formats whenever you want to!  Picking the Export option and putting the info into RefWorks allows you to do all of the above, and more.  


Once you click the Export option, you will be presented with a lot of choices.  If you look down the list of available citation management programs, RefWorks is about halfway down the list!  Pick that one, to "Direct Export to RefWorks".

As RefWorks recently upgraded, they next ask you which version of RefWorks you are working with, and give you two options to choose from.  You want the newer version - the ProQuest RefWorks.  


Once you have chosen the correct version, RefWorks takes over and pulls all of the citation information from the EBSCO search engine and imports it to your RefWorks account. 


Click on OK and the article basics are shown.  

Click on the title of the article and even more useful and relevant information pops up to the right.