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Library - RefWorks Citation Manager: Adding References

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Adding References

To add an item to RefWorks, click the Add a reference icon  at the top of the page. If you plan on adding the item to an existing collection, click on the collection first, then click the Add a reference icon .

You'll have three options:

  • Upload document
  • Import references
  • Create new reference

Regardless of which option you choose, RefWorks uses its document recognition feature to attempt to auto-complete the reference fields on the page.  RefWorks’s document recognition feature is compiled from a combination of authoritative citation sources, ProQuest databases, and end-user generated content and is continually revised and optimized to deliver the best possible results.


You can change the reference type, manually edit the reference fields and additional fields can be added using the Add more fields drop down box at the bottom of the page.


If you do not have a file to upload, simply populate the blank fields by typing in the necessary information.
Once you have manually added your item using one of these options, click Save and your item will be added to your RefWorks library.

Creating References and Adding Documents Within RefWorks

Uploading One or More Documents from your Computer

RefWorks makes it really easy to get documents into your computer – just drag and drop one or more files and RefWorks will do the rest!

You can drag and drop a document (.pdf, .doc, etc.) directly into the Upload document box to upload an existing MS Office, Open Office or .pdf file from your computer. Only 1 document per item allowed. 

If you want to add your documents to a specific collection, make sure you’re viewing the collection first, then drag and drop the file(s). If you’re dragging multiple files, RefWorks will create a separate item for each document. Otherwise, drag and drop documents in the All Documents view and you can file them in collections once they are uploaded.

  

 

Regardless of how you add your documents, RefWorks will try to recognize and populate the reference information using our document authority.  RefWorks will present you with possible matches which you can select to populate the reference fields.

Import References

From the second option, you can also import a set of references from a text file in the formats offered. On the resulting page, you will able to click and drag the file onto the page to begin importing.

Import from another reference manager

If we don't support importing from your reference manager yet, try exporting your references and import the file.

Import from a file

Need to import from a file, no problem. RefWorks supports hundreds of formats including RIS, BibTeX, and PubMed. Drag and drop the file into RefWorks (into the box below), or use the link to “select a file from your computer” and upload it.

Create new reference

You can manually enter your bibliographic data or click and drag a file to be imported as well.

Tip:  If you have multiple documents to add to RefWorks, you can select and drag them all at once. RefWorks will create separate items for each.