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RefWorks: Search databases directly in RefWorks

This guide was developed for Canadian university students by Scholars Portal, a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).

Search databases directly in RefWorks

RefWorks offers users the ability to search hundreds of catalogues and databases, and to export selected references right from your RefWorks account. Please note, only databases that use the standard Z39.50 library search protocol can be added to this module.
  1. Go to Search > Search Online Catalog or Database:
  2. Select your database, and the maximum number of references to download. You can perform a keyword search, or search for specific items in the Advanced Search. To add an additional field, click the green circle.
  3. You can import selected references, a page of results, or the entire results list to your RefWorks account.