Bring references into RefWorks by exporting them from the database that you are using. Most databases results will have an "export to RefWorks" link that will add a reference to your RefWorks citation list. The video below explains the basics of exporting references from databases into RefWorks.
You can find instructions on how to import references from some of our most commonly used database platforms under the Importing/Exporting Help section beneath the left menu.
Sometimes you may not be able to import references directly into RefWorks. In situations like this, you will might have to manually have to enter the data into RefWorks. This video explains how.
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Reference information from one of University of Alberta Library' online catalogue entries can be exporting to ProQuest RefWorks by clicking on the Export to RefWorks link on the item's catalogue entry.
ProQuest RefWorks has the capability to both attach fulltext documents to references and extract reference data from uploaded .pdfs. This video explains how to make use of this functionality.
RefWorks has an easy to use tool that installs in any web browser called the Save to RefWorks button. The Save to RefWorks button grabs information from any web page – in some cases a complete article – and adds it to your RefWorks library.
To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the Tools menu and select Tools from the drop down. Simply drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser. Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.
You can save a set of search results or an individual article - the choice is yours. You can easily edit metadata prior to importing into RefWorks.
Credit for above information: http://proquest.libguides.com/newrefworks/importing