What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a citation manager that can help you organize your research by storing citations for the articles you find. You can then use those citations to automatically generate your bibliography, formatted to whatever citation style you choose.
You can even sync your RefWorks account with Microsoft Word to drop in-text citations into your document. You can even include it as an add-in with your web browser to create citations from websites. RefWorks can be easy to use and very helpful, but takes a little bit of practice to be familiar with.
There are several ways to add references into Refworks.
Begin in the Main Navigation and click on +Add:
Upload a Document – these are documents from your own computer files. Example: PDF, PPT, Word Doc. They can also be uploaded with drag and drop anywhere on the All Documents page or Import a Reference page.
Import a Reference – allows you to import reference files from other reference managers, from legacy RefWorks and from other sources.
Create New Reference – Search for a title or DOI, review the results and save the ones you choose, or manually add all reference meta data. When selecting Create new reference a new pane will appear on the right.
You can search for a reference or create it yourself.
You can save references or articles, including full text (if available) from any website into RefWorks using the Save.
You can also add references by searching in linked library catalogs and publicly available databases. Search results can be imported into your account with the click of a button.
When you are doing your searching in any of the library's databases there will be an option to export the citation to RefWorks. A couple of examples would be:
A successful import will generate a message similar to the following:
To export references, navigate to the page or folder of the references you would like to export. Click on Share in the Main Navigation, then Export references. Select the relevant options and click on Export.