RefWorks is a powerful online bibliographic management tool used to create and organize a personalized database of bibliographic references imported from text files, online databases, or input by hand. It formats both references and manuscript into various writing styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE, and more. RefWorks helps researchers to easily gather, organize, store and share citation information.
6. Click Create Account.
You will receive an email confirmation that has been customized to suit your site's requirements.
After you click on create account, you'll be brought in to your new, empty RefWorks account where you can begin adding your references.
It is important that you create folders in your RefWorks Account in order to save and sort your references. The Last Imported folder contains only references from your most recent data import. To create folders and sub-folders follow these steps:
To create a bibliography from a specific folder or from your entire RefWork account:
Note: When generating a Reference List from the Bibliography area, the final output is sorted based on the output style you have chosen. If the output style is based on the order cited in a document, since there is no document, it defaults to alphabetical by first author.
Email it: After the bibliography is created you may also email the list. The email address in your RefWorks account is automatically entered, but you can overwrite it with another address. Only one email address can be entered.
Note:The first time you log in to Write-N-Cite, it will automatically “sync” with your RefWorks account. This may take a few seconds. It is downloading your references, folders and preferred output styles. Any time you make changes to your RefWorks references you can click Sync my Database in the Extras area and your new and edited references will be included in your account.
During this period, you can still access all of Word’s functionality, but the Write-N-Cite functions will not become active until syncing has finished.
Inserting Citations in Paper
There are different ways to import data to your RefWorks account. The most common are:
Direct Import from Databases via Direct Export Function
Many databases including Encore (library catalog) provide a Direct Export function which allows you to add citations directly to your RefWorks account. Follow these steps:
Save Citation from Databases into Text Files (.txt)
Not all databases will have a direct export option in those cases you need to save the citations from the database to your computer as a text (.txt) file and then import them into RefWorks. You can also import citations from other citation management tools such as EndNote in this matter.
Capturing Web Page Data through RefGrab-It
RefGrab-It works with your browser to capture bibliographic information from web pages giving you the option to import that data into your RefWorks account. To do so follow these steps:
Manually Adding References
You can manually add references to your RefWorks account by following these steps:
Adding Full Text to References
Adding full text to an existing reference:
Adding a full text to a new manually added reference: