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How do I export citations from Reference Manager into RefWorks?


Export citations from Reference Manager to RefWorks following these steps:

  1. Export references. Find the Export option under the File menu.
  2. Use the RIS format to export all or selected reference
  3. From Reference Manager, select the references to Export
  4. Under the References menu, select Export
  5. Use the default file name or create a new file for exporting references
  6. Select 'RIS format' and the appropriate Reference Option
  7. Select 'Export'
  8. The file should now be saved on the computer
  9. Open RefWorks, and from the References menu choose 'Import'
  10. Choose 'Desktop Biblio. Mgt. Software' as the Import Filter, and Reference Manager (RIS Format) as the Database. Browse for and select the file recently created from the Reference Manager.
  11. Choose 'Import' at the bottom of the import window
  12. The records should automatically appear in the last Imported folder

Contact Ivy Linwood Garner, Senior Reference Specialist, with questions, problems, requests for classes, demonstrations, or individual instruction at (410) 955-3410 or

For general questions, contact Johns Hopkins RefWorks Support at

Contact RefWorks directly at (775) 327-4105 or