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RefWorks and American Chemical Society (ACS) Databases

What is RefWorks?

If you do not already have a RefWorks account, click Sign up for an individual account and follow the steps.

1. From the search results list, select the records to export.

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2. Click Download Citations.

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3. Select Citation and abstract for the content below. Click Download Citation(s).

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4. You will be prompted to save a .ris file. Click OK.

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5. Log into RefWorks from the Library's website.

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6. Select References -- Import

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7. For the Import Filter/Data Source, select RIS Format. For the database field select <Multiple Databases> . If necessary, select a folder you want the references to be imported to. Leave the encoding field as the default display.

8. Select Import Data from the following Text File. Browse to find your saved text file. Click Import.

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9. Your references will automatically be imported into RefWorks. Click View Last Imported Folder to view your references.

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