If you are one of the many who have discovered the extraordinary power of Zotero in collecting, managing and citing your research references, but have previously used RefWorks – never fear! You can very easily export your current library in RefWorks and import it into Zotero. Here are the steps:
To export your RefWorks library for use in Zotero, click “References” and then “Export.” Choose which references to export and set the output style to “BibTex – RefWorks ID” and click “Export to Text File”. It should come up as a webpage, so in the browser window click “File” then “Save as” and save it as a text file.
In Zotero, click the button that looks like a gear and choose “Import.” Just double-click the text file you exported from RefWorks. The new references will be added to a collection named “Imported” followed by the date and time.