RefWorks (Legacy): IEEE Xplore

This guide has information on how to use RefWorks legacy (older version).

Importing from IEEE Xplore

Note: Be sure that you have turned off the pop-up blocker in your web browser before starting.

IEEE Xplore

From the search results page:

  1. Mark the items to Export
  2. Near the top of the Search Results pane is the Download Citations button; click the button:    

    IEEE Xplore
    (Marked item)

  3. The Download Citations dialog box will open
  4. Choose to Include citation, or citation and abstract, then change the Format setting to RefWorks
  5. Click the Download Citations button to download your citations
  6. When finished, click the Cancel button to close the dialog box

If RefWorks isn’t open, a window will open and prompt for login.


  1. once you login to RefWorks, you should see the "Import from..." window
  2. you may edit the global field settings if you wish (not usually required)
  3. click on "View Last Imported Folder" to see your imported citations

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