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Zotero-Citation Management Tool: Migrating Data from RefWorks

This guide will explain what Zotero is, and provide instructions for how to use Zotero to manage citations.

How to Migrate Bibliograhic Data from Refworks

Once you have installed Zotero, you can migrate your bibliographic data from RefWorks to Zotero.  Please follow the steps below:

  1. Go into your RefWorks account-go to References, and Export
  2. Choose the option, All references
  3. Select BIBTEX format, and Export.  Your bibliographic data will open in a new browser window or tab (depending on your browser settings).  If it does not appear, make sure that popup windows are allowed.
  4. Copy and past the bibliographic data into a .txt file, and save.
  5. Open your Zotero dashboard, select the gear icon at the top, and choose Import from the drop down menu.
  6. Select the text (.txt) file that contains your bibliographic data, this data will then be imported into the default folder in Zotero