RefWorks (Legacy): FirstSearch

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

Importing from FirstSearch

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


From the search results page:

  1. mark records
  2. click on the Export button
  3. check to ensure you are exporting "Marked records..." in the Export box. The default is to export all records.

    FirstSearch Export Window

  4. select RefWorks in the Export To box
  5. click on Export

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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