Q. How do I export article citations from ERIC into RefWorks?


Unfortunately, ERIC does not offer an option to directly export a citation into RefWorks, as in many other databases. We recommend searching for your citation in Roadrunner Search and using the Export feature for a smoother process. Instructions are shown below:

Search for the ERIC article using the Library's Roadrunner Search. See the Finding Specific Articles FAQ to learn how to search for articles by title. If located, export the citation directly into RefWorks.


However, if you wish to use ERIC, this database offers the option to export citations from a list of search results into a .nbib file format. This file can then be imported into Legacy RefWorks by following the instructions below:

1. Conduct your ERIC search.
2. When you are ready to export, click Export in the upper right of the search results screen.

3. Select the Start from result number for which you want your list to begin [Note: the list of results does not display a number, so you will need to manually count.]

4. Select how many results from your starting number to include. Options are 10, 50, 100, 200. [Note: there is no option to include just one citation.] Then click Create File. See the image above for an example.
5. You may be prompted to save your .nbib file; if so, choose a location, give the file a name and click save. Or locate your file in your computer’s Downloads folder. In Chrome, the file will download in the lower left of your screen.
6. Log in to Legacy RefWorks.
7. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
8. Select NLM PubMed as the data source and Multiple Databases as the database.

9. Browse to find the .nbib file.
10. Click Import.
11. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

  • Last Updated Oct 15, 2017
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