Many of us have noticed how Direct Export of records from Scopus into Refworks has been dicey in the past few months. Today (1/4/10), the direct export function doesn’t seem to work at all. Both Scopus and Refworks have been notified and are working to rectify the problem. Meanwhile, there is a workaround to get your Scopus references into Refworks. It involves an extra step or two, but it seems to be much more reliable than using the “Direct Export” feature.
The steps are as follows: (or see Video Demo )
To Manually Save and Export Records:
Note: If you have an ISI ResearchSoft product (Reference Manager, EndNote or ProCite) installed on your computer the following directions may not work. An ISI Helper application may have been installed on your computer that is automatically called when you select the Export button in ScienceDirect. It will not allow you to save the information to text.
1. Conduct your search and mark your records for import.
2. Click on the Output button.
3. Select Export as the desired output type.
4. Select RIS format (Reference Manager, ProCite, Endnote) as the export format.
5. Select the citation format you prefer. For the most complete record, we recommend selecting Complete Format as your citation format.
6. Click the Export button.
7. You will be prompted to save a file called scopus.ris to your computer.
8. Click Save.
9. Log in to RefWorks.
10. Select References/Import from the toolbar.
11. Select RIS Format as the data source and RIS Format as the database.
12. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
13. Click Import.
14. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
Should you continue to have trouble exporting from Scopus into Refworks, please contact anyone at the Reference Desk at 215-503-8150.