references_read This function reads Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge and ISI format reference data files into an R-friendly data format. The resulting dataframe is the argument for the refplitr function `authors_clean()`.

references_read(data = ".", dir = FALSE, include_all = FALSE)



the location of the file or files to be imported. This can be either the absolute or relative name of the file (for a single file) or folder (for multiple files stored in the same folder; used in conjuction with `dir = TRUE``). If left blank it is assumed the location is the working directory.


if FALSE it is assumed a single file is to be imported. Set to TRUE if importing multiple files (the path to the folder in which files are stored is set with `data=``; all files in the folder will be imported). Defaults to FALSE.


if FALSE only a subset of commonly used fields from references records are imported. If TRUE then all fields from the reference records are imported. Defaults to FALSE. The additional data fields included if `include_all=TRUE`: CC, CH, CL, CT, CY, DT, FX, GA, GE, ID, IS, J9, JI, LA, LT, MC, MI, NR, PA, PI, PN, PS, RID, SU, TA, VR.


## If a single files is being imported from a folder called "data" located in an RStudio Project: ## imported_refs<-references_read(data = './data/refs.txt', dir = FALSE, include_all=FALSE) ## If multiple files are being imported from a folder named "heliconia" nested within a folder ## called "data" located in an RStudio Project: ## heliconia_refs<-references_read(data = './data/heliconia', dir = TRUE, include_all=FALSE) ## To load the Web of Science records used in the examples in the documentation BITR_data_example <- system.file('extdata', 'BITR_test.txt', package = 'refsplitr') BITR <- references_read(BITR_data_example)
#> Now processing all references files
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