Answered By: Jillian Silverberg
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022     Views: 22

This FAQ is about the New (Blue) version of RefWorks, released to Quinnipiac in 2020. If you are currently using the Legacy (Orange) version of RefWorks, please consider migrating to the newer, more full-featured version, using these instructions. Information about the Legacy version can be found here


You can import references from Google Scholar to New RefWorks in just a few easy steps! To get started, you will need to adjust a few settings in Google Scholar first. Note: You can only import one reference from Google Scholar into RefWorks at a time.

Part 1: Configuring your Google Scholar Settings (you will only need to do this once)

1. Go to Google Scholar

2. Click the hamburger icon (the three lines) in the top left corner. This will open a side menu.

3. Select Settings.

4. On the Settings page, scroll down to the section labeled Bibliography Manger.

5. Check the box titled Show links to import citations into and select RefWorks from the dropdown menu. When ready, click Save.

Part 2: Exporting References from Google Scholar to New RefWorks

1. Run a search in Google Scholar.

2. On your results page, you will see that each displayed record has an Import to RefWorks option. If you wish to send a reference into RefWorks, select the Import into RefWorks option for that particular citation.

3. A new window will open, asking if you wish to continue the import process. Click the blue button that says Yes, export to the newest version of RefWorks.

4. RefWorks will open. You may need to sign into your account if you have not done so previously.

5. Before completing the process, you will have the option to designate where you want to save the reference. You can select a specific Project. You can also assign the reference to a folder within that Project. When ready, click Import.

6. The page will refresh and will confirm that the import process is complete.


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide:

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