These instructions were created in Windows XP. Other operating systems may have different window names or look slightly different. These instructions assume that you have searched a Thomson-Gale database and have a list of results.
Exporting References from a Thomson-Gale Database
Search for a topic.
Click the item you want in your search results; for example, a journal or newspaper article.
At the record for the item you want, go to the Tools area.
Click Citation Tools in the Tools area.
A new window will pop up. Go to the Export to third party software area.
Click the RefWorks radio button.
Click the Export button.
A RefWorks Launched window will open.
You may see a Pop-up blocked bar in this window.
If you do, right-click the Pop-up blocked bar.
In your menu selections, click Always allow pop-ups from this site. NOTE: after allowing pop-ups you may have to go back to the previous EXPORT window and re-submit your citation.
Importing References into RefWorks
The RefWorks User Login page will open
Enter your login name.
Enter your password.
NOTE: If you are in an off-campus location, you will be asked for a Group Code. Call the reference desk at 513 745-4808 to obtain this information.
The RefWorks Import page will open
RefWorks will prompt with Import completed when it is finished.
Click View Last Imported Folder to view your references.
RefWorks will display references in the Last Imported Folder window.
For information about searching and sorting your citations or about creating and organizing folders click the RefWorks HELP link, or for information about downloading citations from different databases, see the RefWorks help links in the library's database lists (see second image below).
Click the FIND IT @ XU icon to see if an article is available in full-text, print or microform format and to submit an interlibrary loan request.