Moving Citations from Word Processing Documents into RefWorks
Pre-existing bibliographies in word processing documents generally do not have field labels that permit importing into RefWorks. One work-around is to convert the bibliography into BibTex, then import the BibTeX file into RefWorks.
Note: This procedures works best with complete references, such as would be formatted in the APA style. Only minimal data can reliably be imported, so check your imported records.
In a word processing document
- Open your bibliography.
- Separate each reference with two carriage returns.
- Select and copy the citations. Do not copy any additional text.
- Go to MakeBib at http://www.snowelm.com/~t/doc/tips/makebib.en.html
- Paste your selection into the text box.
- Click on MAKE BIBTEX SOURCE.
- Copy the BibTex-encoded text that is generated
- Click References then click Import at the top of the screen.
- Select From Text.
- Select BibTeX in the Import Filter/Data Source: drop-down menu.
- Select Bibdesk (BibteX format) in the Database: drop-down menu.
- Paste copied information into the provided text box.
- Click Import.
You may now view your records and move them to the folder of your choice.
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