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Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015     Views: 230

There are two good methods for importing books into RefWorks. When possible, use the first method.


Search the QU catalog for the title of the book. If it is in the catalog, then select the "Export to Refworks" option. Once you click the "Export to RefWorks" icon, you will be promted to login to RefWorks; after you do so, the item will import. This will also work for e-books. 


Use Google Books. This is a little bit more complicated, but after you do it once, it is easy. Search for the book you would like to import. Find the correct edition. Click the title of the book, and then on the left select "About This Book." (If there is no preview available, you will be taken directly to the "About This Book" page.) 

Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page. You will see some export options. RefWorks is not one of those options, but there is a simple workaround. Choose the "RefMan" option. This will save the citation in an RIS file on your computer. Make sure to note where your downloads go, as you will need to find this file in a moment. The name of the file will be [Title of book].ris.

Login to your Refworks account. Navigate to References-->Import.

Choose RIS format for both the filter and the database. Click "Choose File" and then select the RIS file that you downloaded. Finally, click "Import!" 

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