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RefWorks for Embase: PubMed, Cochrane & RefWorks


You can search PubMed from within RefWorks 

(NB: it is recommended to use Ovid Medline instead, if you are a University member, as the functional features involved allow for a more effective and detailed search.  You can export results directly to Refworks from Ovid databases)

First, select the "Search Databases" link on the left of the page in RefWorks 

  1. In the drop-down menu at the top, choose PubMed
  2. Enter your search terms: NB, you can select "Advanced" to add extra search fields, and to choose between Authors, Title, Keywords, Publication Year 
  3. "Search"
  4. Then select the results you wish to keep, and use the "Import" button (top right) to add these to your RefWorks database

Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library: indirect export of results to RefWorks

NB: for help with using Cochrane, register once for full access to the training materials for Cochrane Library

You will need to create a file (usually .ris) and then import this file from within RefWorks

  1. First, do your search on Cochrane Library, and select the results to Export
    • NB: choose "RIS (Reference Manager)" as the file format; RefWorks link at the top 
  2. Save the file (eg to your desktop)
  3. In RefWorks, use the '+' icon and "Import references" 
  4. Browse and locate the downloaded file, or you can use the "Click and drag" option
  5. Format pop-up box: select Wiley Online - and Import
  6. The references should then be imported into your Last Imported / All Documents list, from where you can move them to a named folder

1-2. Search and save the results file




3-4. Import the file into RefWorks


  • Locate the saved file:


  • Or click and drag the file across to RefWorks

5. Cochrane is on the Wiley platform:



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