This page details migrating from the new version of RefWorks (it's the blue version), to Zotero. If you are using the older, legacy version please email us for recommendations
In general, custom fields will not migrate. If you use RefWorks to store notes about citations, please double-check that they are in the standard "Notes" field. If the notes are custom fields, copy and paste them into Zotero after the migration is complete
PDF attachments will not migrate automatically. You will need to manually put the pdf into Zotero
Migrate each folder separately. If you use RefWorks folders and want to create a similar structure in Zotero, we recommend migrating each folder individually.
Migrating your citations from RefWorks to Zotero includes three steps:
In Zotero, folders are called "collections" and groupings of collections appear under the "My Library" dropdown.
You can also select individual references by clicking their check boxes, or select all references at once by going to "All References" and leaving all the check boxes unchecked.
Now your citations are downloaded onto your computer. Next, we'll upload the citations into Zotero.
Please note: PC and Mac computers display Zotero with small variations, but the process is the same.
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