3.1 RefGrab-It: Adding References to RefWorks from Web Pages

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Adding References to RefWorks from Web Pages Using RefGrab-It
Another way to add references to RefWorks is by using a tool called RefGrab-It
RefGrab-It integrates with your web browser.
When you are viewing a web page that has some information you want to save to RefWorks
You can click on a RefGrab-It link in your browser.
RefGrab-It will then extract data from the page so you can import it.
Before you can use RefGrab-It you first need to add it to your web browser.
Here's how to set it up.
Go to the Tools menu
And click on RefGrab-It.
RefGrab-It works with Internet Explorer in Windows
Or with Firefox in Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.
There are two options for setting it up.
You can download and run an installer file for either Internet Explorer
Or Firefox
Or you can add a bookmarklet to your browser's Bookmarks or Favorites.
Just right-click with your mouse on the RefGrab-It link here
Then choose Bookmark This Link (or Add to Favorites in Internet Explorer).
You can add it to your Bookmarks Menu (or Favorites)
Or for easy access you can add it to your Bookmarks Toolbar (or Favorites Bar)
Make sure your Bookmarks Toolbar or Favorites Bar is showing in your browser.
And now it is set up and easily accessible from the toolbar on any web page you view.
Now let's see RefGrab-It in action.
You can use RefGrab-It on any web page, but it's optimized to work with some specific
For example, it is a quick and easy way to grab references from PubMed.
When you're viewing a list of search results (or a single record)
Click on the RefGrab-It link.
A RefGrab-It box appears listing a summary of all of the search results it finds on the
Clicking Show Details reveals more information about the reference.
You can import a single reference from this view by clicking the Import icon.
Or you can import directly from the results list.
Notice that there is also a Find Full Text link for each reference here.
You can also import several references at once by selecting them
And clicking the Import to RefWorks button.
After you import, each imported reference will show an icon
telling you that the reference is now in your account
to help you avoid importing duplicates.
Back in RefWorks you'll see that it has successfully imported the selected search results.
This is a great way to import PubMed search results
But it works with other web pages too
Such as Google Scholar, Wikipedia,
And Amazon.com.
You can try RefGrab-It on any web page.
Depending on how the web page is constructed, it may only give you a basic web page reference.
This is a web page for a birding club in the U.K.
RefGrab-It first finds a web page reference.
Sometimes that's all it will be able to identify.
If you are trying to cite a web page
It does a handy job of creating a reference for you.
In this case RefGrab-It was also able to identify
Some other book and journal article references on the page.
I'll import the web page reference and one of the books.
When it captures a Web Page reference
It will always get at least the page title, the date accessed, and the URL
The captured Book reference contains detailed information
sufficient to generate a complete reference when you create a bibliography.
Next you'll learn how to you add references to RefWorks from RSS feeds.