Adding the citations for articles and other resources you discover during your reseach to RefWorks is easy to do! As you add citations you will build your RefWorks library.
Here are 4 ways to add citations to RefWorks:
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Many databases provide a "direct export" function that allows you to add citations directly to your RefWorks account. To use direct export:
**TIP: When you view the citations in your Last Imported folder, check over the information to ensure that all required citation parts are included and properly formatted. If you see an error, for example, the title may appear in ALL CAPS, use the edit icon to fix it now. This will reduce the chance of errors later when you are creating in-text citations and bibliographies.
RefWorks has an easy to use tool that installs in any web browser called the Save to RefWorks button. The Save to RefWorks button grabs information from any web page – in some cases a complete article – and adds it to your RefWorks library.
To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the More icon and select Tools. Simply drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser. Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.
To use "Save to RefWorks:
**TIP: ALWAYS check the citation information Save to RefWorks creates. Sometimes fields are missing because the information has not been coded correctly by the web page. If so, edit the citation manually to add all the information needed.
If you are importing citations from databases without a "Direct RefWorks Export" or the "Save to RefWorks" browser tool, you can still download the citations to a file and import manually into RefWorks. There are few more steps than the direct export, but is still much faster and easier than manually adding citations.
You can also directly enter the citation information into RefWorks.