Answered By: Cindy Schmidt Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018 Views: 413
The figures below will walk you through the process of exporting Cochrane Library search results to a file on your computer and then importing that file into RefWorks. There is no direct export available in the Cochrane Library
Steps 1 and 2. Note database, decide which records you will export
1. The results you are viewing are from the database that is indicated by the filled-in radiobutton on the left-hand side of the page.
2. You may choose to export all results from the database or just the results you've selected.
Step 3-5. A "Choose your export options" box will appear. Make appropriate export choices
3. Pick the appropriate computer platform (PC, Linux, or Mac).
4. Pick "Citation Only" or "Citation and Abstract"
5. Click the "Export Citation" button.
6. Many browsers will automatically save a file to your "Downloads" folder. The file name will be similar to "citation-export.txt". Some browsers will allow you to name the file and select a location for the file.
7. Log into your RefWorks account and use the "References" menu to select "import"
8. Select Filter and Database options.
a. The "Import Filter/Data Source" choice for any Cochrane Library database can be either :
"University of Nebraska Medical Center"
b. "Database" drop-down
The "Database" choice for "Cochrane Reviews" must be
"Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews"
The "Database" choice for all databases in the Cochrane Library except the Cochrane Reviews database should be
"Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials"
c. The "Encoding" option for all Cochrane Library databses should be
UTF-8 is the top-most option in the "Encoding" menu.
10. Use the "Browse" or "Choose file" (or other similar button) to open a file finder window. Locate and select the file saved earlier and click the "Open" button. The file path will appear in the "Import References" box.
11. Select a folder destination if you wish.
12. Click the "Import" button.