You must first Download and install Zotero from zotero.org.
1. Open your new citation manager (in this case, Zotero) and go to File > Import. A dialogue box will come up and ask where you want to import from. Select A file (which should be the only option).
2. Select Next and you will be brought to your downloads folder. Select the correct document (it will be labeled export.bib) and click Open.
3. Follow the dialogue box and your imported citations will be placed in a new folder called “export.” From there, you can rename and manipulate your imported documents any way you like. Folder names do not carry over from RefWorks, so you’ll need to rename your folders once they are in Zotero.
For help with Zotero, see our BC Zotero guide.