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Citation Management Tools: Switching Content Between Citation Management Software

Good to Know

Rules of Thumb:

Exporting citations will generate a text file in a predefined standard style.

Importing citations will pull in citations from a text file in a predefined standard style.


Common Styles/Formats:

  • BibTeX
  • Endnote XML
  • Refworks
  • RIS
  • Zotero Library

Transitioning from RefWorks to EndNote

This video will show the basic process for exporting your library from RefWorks and importing it into the EndNote Desktop software. See the links below for more information about importing and troubleshooting tips.


Related Links:


While the process for exporting records from RefWorks and importing them into EndNote is relatively quick and easy, your individual situation may require additional support. Listed below are resources to help with common transition problems.

If you need more help with transitioning from RefWorks to EndNote, contact us:

For technical support:

  • Questions about installing the EndNote Desktop software should be directed to ITAC.
  • Any other technical questions should be directed to EndNote Support.

Resources related to common transition problems: