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Zotero: Migrating from Legacy RefWorks to Zotero

This is a brief introduction to the Zotero citation and reference manager.

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From LEGACY RefWorks to Zotero

To move your research from RefWorks to Zotero, you will need the following:

  1. A Zotero account
  2. The Zotero client installed on your own computer

You can export your entire RefWorks collection as a whole, or you can migrate it one folder at a time.

Keep in mind that this process will not transfer any files you have uploaded to your RefWorks account.

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