Q: How do I export PubMed citations to RefWorks?


Follow the steps below to export PubMed Central (PMC) citations to RefWorks:

  • Type the search term(s) in the search box using PMC and the search result page will be displayed
  • Click the check box from the result list to select the article(s) or click the link of the article you wish to export to RefWorks
  • From the “Send to” drop-down menu on the top right corner of the page, select “File”
  • After "File" is checked, you will need to select MEDLINE under the “Format” drop-down menu and click on “Create File” 

  • The file will be downloaded as a text file and opened using Notepad or a similar program
  • Login to RefWorks
  • Select “References” from the top menu, then “Import” from the drop-down menu. 

  • Click on the “Import filter/Data Source" drop-down menu and select “NLM PubMed”

  • Click on “From Text”, then copy and paste the information from Notepad into the box. Click on “Import” to create the citation.

  • A message indicating that “Import completed” will appear and your records should be in the last imported folder. 

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