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Literature searching for Medical and Dental Sciences

Activity 4C: RefWorks - Adding Results (CINAHL/EBSCO)

CINAHL (and other Ebsco databases)

The following example uses screenshots from CINAHL, but is true also for other databases on the EBSCO platform, such as EconLit, AMED Business Source Premier, Education databases,

Saving results.

  • To save required articles to a folder or to referencing software (eg RefWorks):
  • Click the blue folder icon on the right of each result in the lower half of the screen
  • Select Folder View in "Go to folder view" on the right. 

  • In Folder View, tick the boxes to select records
  • Then choose the Export function on the right for RefWorks or other options


Alternative method - saving file of results for import

NB: If this does not work, select 'Direct export for RIS format ... " in the folder view in CINAHL (instead of export to RefWorks).

  • "Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero)"
  • Click Save to download a .ris file to your computer
  • Open up RefWorks and upload the .ris file into RefWorks using the + icon and the import references feature
  • Find and use the RIS UTF-8 filter to enable the upload

Folders in RefWorks

You can then transfer results to a named or created folder.

  • NB: For more information about folders in RefWorks, see the supplier guide page on Managing References





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