These instructions assume that you have searched an Ovid database and have a list of results.
Exporting References from an Ovid Database
After you submit your search strategy, the Search Results will display.
Mark the records you want to import by clicking the check boxes next to each reference.
Then click Results Manager.
The Results Manager will display.
Under Results,select Selected Results.
Under Fields, select Citation + Abstract + Subject Headings.
Under Result Format, select Ovid.
The Save Resutls window will display.
Select the appropriate operating system for your computer: Windows, Macintosh, or Unix.
Click the CONTINUE button.
The File Download window will appear.
Note the name of the file you are downloading, cites.txt.
Click the Save button.
The Save As window will open.
Note where you are saving the file.
Note the name of the file you are saving, cites.txt.
The Download Complete window will open.
Importing References into RefWorks
From the library's homepage under the Welcome! tab, click RefWorks.
The RefWorks Login Center page will open
Enter your login name.
Enter your password.
Click the Login button.
NOTE: If you are in an off-campus location, the initial RefWorks Login Center page will look different and you will be asked for a Group Code. If you do not know the group code, call the reference desk at 513 745-4808 to obtain this information.
Click References in the top menu.
Then click Import in the drop-down menu..
The Import page will display.
Click the down arrow in the Import Filter/Data Source drop-down box and select the Ovid import filter. Your screen will refresh.
Click the down arrow in the Database drop-down box and select Philosopher's Index, if available. If Philosopher's Index is not available, select the first database in the list, ABI/Inform.
Click the Browse button adjacent to the Import Data from the following Text File textbox.
The Choose File window will appear.
Go to where you saved the cites.txt file.
Double-click the cites.txt file.
The cites.txt file will appear in the File name textbox.
You will return to the RefWorks Import page.
Note that the path and cites.txt file display in the Import Data textbox.
Click the Import button at the bottom of the page.
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.