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Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics: Managing your references

Guide to Oxford University library resources, facilities and services for DPAG.

Reference management software

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Exporting from Scopus to Papers (Macs)

Papers allows Apple Mac users to save and organise references from Scopus. To connect to Scopus from Papers, you need your institution's Scopus Account ID in order to allow authentication. 

Oxford University's Scopus Account ID can be found on this secure web page. Log in with your Oxford Single Sign-On and scroll down the list of databases and passwords. 

Store your references with RefWorks or EndNote

Cite your sources & create your bibliography in a flash

Reference management software allows you to create your own personal database of references for papers, reviews and other documents. This means you can safely store, search and organise your references. When writing your paper you can automatically insert your citations in the desired format and create your bibliography at the click of a button. 

Choice of software

The University makes the RefWorks and EndNote Web packages available free of charge to university members. You can buy the full EndNote package  at a discounted rate from the IT Services shop. Several other packages can be freely downloaded from the internet. These include Mendeley and Zotero, which provide free basic accounts, although these are limited in the storage space available. If you are using LaTeX to process documents containing large amounts of mathematical formulae and expressions, you may find BibTeX a useful resource. Specifications and features of the major packages are listed in these comparison tables.

Need help?

Both the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services run courses every term from basic to advanced level. See the Training tab of this guide for more information. If you can't attend a course, you can contact the library for one-to-one assistance. There's also plenty of material online. See the box below for some quick help guides.

Exporting from PubMed to RefWorks

How to send references from PubMed to RefWorks

From your PubMed results list:
  1. Tick the boxes of the records you want.
  2. Click Send to and select Citation Manager.
  3. Click Create File, then Save it as an .nbib file. Note the file name. 
  4. Open RefWorks and log in.
  5. In Refworks, go to References on the toolbar and select Import.
  6. Make sure Import Filter/Data Source is NLM PubMed and Database is PubMed. You can also select a folder to directly import the file into if you wish.
  7. Click on Import.
To view these instructions with screenshots, visit How Do I Import References from PubMed to my RefWorks Account? (Produced by the Claude More Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia)
With RefGrab-It:
This is an additional tool you can download from your RefWorks library.  It is listed under Tools on the toolbar.
Follow the instructions in the RefGrab-It window. Instructions can also be found on the RefWorks Download RefGrab-It page.
Once installed as a bookmarklet or a plug-in, you can click on a PubMed results list and select the references you want to export to your RefWorks library.

To view how it works, watch the following video: RefGrab-It: Adding References to RefWorks from Web Pages.

Quick Help Guides

These documents provide quick 'how to' guides to help get you started with several different reference management packages.

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