If you have followed best-practice, each reference in RefWorks should have a PDF attached to the reference entry, which allows you to read your documents on a web browser in case you are in the field or don't have access to your personal computer.
To read and annotate in your browser, select the reference with the document and click the "Read" button in editing pane. The full document or article will open in a new interface for you to read and annotate. If the item does not contain a document, the reference metadata will display.
You have several options, all of which can be found on the tool bar on the top of the page (icon function from left to right):
- Return to your collection/project/folder
- Zoom out or zoom in on the document for enhanced viewing
- Print a copy of the document
- Download a PDF version of the document to your computer
- Highlight certain portions of the text (can be seen by collaborators)
- Comment on the selected text (can be seen by collaborators)
- Add notes to the document that you are viewing (can be seen by collaborators)
- Edit the document reference data
Another feature is that RefWorks allow for collaborative annotation. You can read and access supported documents anywhere, with just a web browser. Note that if this is a shared PDF, collaborators will be able to view your highlights, comments, and notes in addition to the PDF version of the document.