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BibTeX Output for use with LaTeX

Log In to Legacy RefWorks

  • Mark selected references located in a folder, or use ‘My List’ as the temporary holding folder for references in your session;
  • Click  button
  • In the ‘Create Bibliography’ dialogue window select “Output Style”
  • Choose BibTeX as the style output format;
  • Select Format a Bibliography from a List of References
  • Choose RTF (Rich Text Format) as the File Type to Create
  • At the bottom right corner of the dialogue window, click on 
  • A separate RTF with your citations in BibTeX format will be created
  • Resave the RTF file as a “Plain Text (*.txt)” file, but change the name of the saved file to filename.bib  


Alternative Method for Adding BibTeX Files in Legacy RefWorks

Log into Legacy RefWorks


  • Mark selected references located in a folder, or move selected references into “My List”
  • In the References menu select Export
  • Under “References to Include” choose the folder with the references for export.  
  • Under “Export Format” select BibTeX - RefWorks ID
  • Click 



In your web browser, a new page should appear with each reference displayed as text.

  • From the File menu, select Save Page As
  • Save the page (not to a *.txt file, but) change the name of the saved file to filename.bib.
  • Click Save. (This will be the correct format for BibTeX to read and create a bibliography)
  • To link filename.bib to your LATEX document, you need to enter two commands:

\bibliographystyle{style} should go just inside your \begin{document} command. style.bst is the name of the style file dictating the format of your bibliography,


\bibliography{filename} should go where you want LATEX to create the bibliography containing your exported references.


At the appropriate cursor point in the Body of your paper, insert the command \cite{RefWorks:#} where "#" is the RefWorks ID number of the reference you are citing.