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Downloading All References at Once (No Folders)

Downloading All References at Once (No Folders)

If you don't need to maintain the same folder structure in your new reference manager, exporting your citations all at once is a much quicker option.

  1. Login to your Legacy RefWorks account.
  2. Select References > Export (upper left of screen)
  3. Choose the following options:
    • References to Include
      All in List (If you have too many references, RefWorks will recommend you export them no more than 500 at a time.)
    • Select an Export Format: Bibliographic Software 
  4. ​​​​​​​Click Export References

  1. Your output will open in a separate browser window/tab and will resemble a text file.
  2. Use your browser's menu (icon in upper right) to save it as a text (.txt) file.
  3. Make note of where you save the file, because you'll need it to import into your new reference manager.