Q. How do I export citations from RefWorks to ReadCube Papers?
You can export all your citations from RefWorks (New Platform) using the steps below. This will NOT export attachments (like PDFs) if you have those attached to your RefWorks citations. Those must be pulled from RefWorks individually. Alternatively, if you don't mind downloading a new copy of the PDF, ReadCube Papers is great at tracking down the full text of a citation in your library!
2.At this point, if you would like to keep your citations in their respective folders, we would recommend exporting one folder at a time—alternatively you can export all your references at once by selecting “All References” from the left toolbar, but the references won’t be sorted into folders when they are imported into ReadCube Papers. Depending on what you would prefer, using the left toolbar, click on one of your folders (recommended) or click on the tab that says “All References.”
3.Select “Share” from the toolbar that spans the top of the page.
4.Select “Export references.”
5.On the screen that pops up, select “All references in ...” and then select “RIS Format” as the format.
7. We recommend saving the file that appears to your desktop or in your Documents folder on your computer—wherever it is easiest for you to find.
8. We also recommend renaming the file to match the original name of your folder in RefWorks so when it’s imported into ReadCube Papers it’s easy to identify. You can do this by right-clicking (on PC) the file and selecting “Rename.”
9.Repeat the steps above until all your folders are separate files on your desktop or in your Documents folder on your computer and renamed to correspond with the file's original folder name in RefWorks.
After you have a RIS file for each folder, you can import the RIS files into ReadCube Papers using the steps below:
1. Open the Papers app on your computer. (See the ReadCube guide if you need help setting up your ReadCube Papers account and downloading the app)
2. Create a new list with the same name as the folder you're importing from RefWorks by:
Right-click on the "All Papers" icon located near the top of the toolbar on the left-hand side of your screen (No right mouse button? Click on the gear icon instead).
Select "Create List"
Type your desired list name in the Create List box that appears and click "Create."
3. Select "File" from the toolbar at the top of the page.
4.Click on "Add Files"
5.In the "Import Files" box that appears,
Set the "Import From" option to "Research Information Systems."
Under "Select Files," click "Browse Files" and select your .ris file that you saved from RefWorks.
Under "To List," select the new list you created to match the name of your old RefWorks folder -- Papers should automatically select the name of the list you just created.
Click the "Import Files" button.
6.You should now see your citations in the list you created in step 2! If you forgot to create a new list before you imported your file, don't panic -- you can sort your library by "Date Added" to find the citations you just imported.
Right click on the metadata fields (such as Title) above your list of references.
From the menu that appears, check the "Date Added" option
Click on the new "Date Added" column to sort articles by date added, then highlight your most recently added articles and drag them into a new list.
8.Repeat the steps above until all of your RefWorks folders are in ReadCube Papers.
Extra steps to get PDFs attached to your citations:
If you individually exported PDFs from RefWorks, you can drag and drop each PDF onto the matching citation in Papers.
Alternatively, if you don't mind downloading a new copy of the PDF, Papers is great at tracking down full text! Just click on a citation to open the record, and click the "Locate PDF" button to see if Papers can find the PDF.