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Citation Management Migration Guide

Steps to migrate information from RefWorks to Zotero

1. Open Zotero.

2. To import your file, click on the settings/gear icon and then select Import. A new window will open. From there, simply find and select the file that you had previously saved.

3. A new folder will be created with the name of your file. From here, you can reattach any attachments and organize your notes.


Moving Over Notes and Other Fields

The only fields that transfer over from RefWorks to Zotero are:

  • Bibliographic Information
  • Notes
  • DOI
  • Links

If you wish to move over any other information, best practice would be to copy the information, paste it into the RefWorks Notes field and label it to be moved into different fields once migrated to Zotero.