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Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014     Views: 129

Importing citations from Cochrane Library into RefWorks is a two step process.

Step 1: Download your citations from Cochrane Library.

a. Perform your search in Cochrane Library.

b. Select the records you wish to import into RefWorks. 

c. Click the "Export Selected" link at the top of your search.

d. Select the export type (Mac or PC, depending on the computer you are using), and the file type (citation only or citation and abstract - either will work)

e. Click "Export citation" (The file you download will be called citation-export.txt.)

Step 2: Uploading citations into RefWorks

a. Open RefWorks and login.

b.  Mouse over "References" in the top left corner, and chose the "Import" option. 

c. The import screen will appear. Choose "Cochrane Library" as the Import Filter and "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews" as the database from their respective dropdown lists. 

d. Click on "Choose File" and select the file that you downloaded from Cochrane Library.

e. Select the folder (if any) into which you would like the references placed.

f. Click "import" at the bottom right of the import screen.

To learn more about Refworks, consult this guide:

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