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SciFinder: Exporting Citations

SciFinder provides access to comprehensive content including substances, Markush and reaction information, patents, documents, experimental and predicted properties, spectra and more.

Exporting Citations

SciFinder allows you to export citations to RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager and other citation management programs.

Saved Answer Sets

SciFinder lets you combine a previously saved answer set with your currently active answer set. Both answer sets must be the of the same type: reference, substance, or reaction. Click here for more help.

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RefWorks Instructions

  • From the search results page select the references you want to import.
  • Click Save As from the top of the search screen. Note: in the web version, you want the Export link.
  • Navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file.
  • Select Tagged Format as the file type.
  • Click Save.
  • Log in to RefWorks.
  • Select References/Import from the toolbar.
  • Select CAS Scifinder as the data source and CAPlus as the database.
  • Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.
  • Click Import.
  • Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

More on SciFinder and Print/Save/Export can be found here.

EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager Instructions

  • First save the references in the Tagged format.
  • Then import the file of tagged records into the bibliographic database application using a "filter" that tells the application what to do with the information in the file.
  • By default, filters for EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager are part of your SciFinder installation. Look for the folder named Filters in your installation folder.
  • Filters for SciFinder are also supplied in all three bibliographic management programs and may be edited in those programs.


See Also

  • If you are just getting started, you may also want to consult the Research & Writing section of the Chemistry Resources guide which has a quick overviews of the ACS Style Guide and steps in Preparing Your Dissertation.

  • There is also a good overview of using the RefWorks citation management software.

Chemistry Resources

Need help with your research? Click here: Chemistry Research Guide