These instructions assume that you are connected to the Internet, have searched PubMed and have a list of results.
Exporting References from PubMed
From your search results, check the records you want to import.
Click the down arrow in the Display select box and click MEDLINE.
Your screen will refresh and display your checked records in a tagged format.
Click the down arrow in the Send to select box.
Your screen will refresh again and the File Download window will appear.
The Save as window will appear.
Note where you are saving the file.
Note the name of the file you are saving pubmed-result.txt.
You will return to the Download complete window.
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.
Click References in the top menu.
Then click Import in the drop-down menu..
Click the down arrow in the Import Filter/Data Source drop-down box and select the NLM PubMed import filter. Your screen will refresh.
PubMed will appear in the Database drop-down box.
Click the Browse button adjacent to the Import Data from the following Text File textbox.
T the Choose File window will open.
Click the pubmed_result.txt file.
The pubmed-result.txt file will appear in the File name textbox.
You will return to the RefWorks Import page.
Note that the path and pubmed-result.txt file display in the Import Data textbox.
Click the Import button at the bottom of the page.
The RefWorks Import from Database 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.