Friday, 17 February 2017

Exporting references from RefME into RefWorks BEFORE 28/02/17

Following these instructions will allow you to make a copy of your references from RefME and put them into RefWorks.  Your references will still be in RefME until it is merged into "Cite While You Write".

1. Log into RefME and click on the Export button:

2. In the next screen, select the RefWorks option:

3. A yellow banner will appear at the bottom of the screen asking if you want to open or save - click on the arrow for save to select the Save as option:

4. Name the file and save it onto your desktop - do not change the file type!  Leave it as .RIS

NB: you will need to export every RefME project you have so if you have more than one, so please give them different file names so you can keep track of which project you are exporting.

5. Once you have saved all the .RIS files onto your desktop, go to RefWorks and log in via Shibboleth.  We use Legacy RefWorks:

6. Hover the curser over My Institution's Credentials (Shibboleth) and a text box will appear.  Start typing Queen Margaret University and the link will appear.  Click on it and you'll be prompted to enter your QMU username and password:

7. Now that you're in RefWorks, in the References menu select the Import option:

8. Select RIS Format for both Import Filter/Data Source and Database: and click browse to select your .RIS file then click Import:

9. A pop-up box should appear telling you that your import is completed and the number of references that have been imported.  Click View Last Imported Folder to double check your references have imported properly:

NB: Check that the number of references imported is the same as the number of references you exported from RefME.

10. To create a reference list in RefWorks, click Create Bibliography:

11. If it is not already selected, select your output style to either British Standard Harvard 2010 - modified or APA .  Then select the type of document you want to see your reference list in from the Select a file type drop down menu:

12. Your reference list/bibliography will now appear in whatever format you selected.  As with any referencing software, take care to proof read your references for any errors such as numbers replacing the month or season:

We strongly recommend that you keep the .RIS files you exported from RefME until you are happy that all the references have been imported successfully into RefWorks.

Please contact any member of the Liaison Services Team if you have any difficulties or queries.

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