There are several ways to add citations for articles and other resources you discover during your research to RefWorks. As you add citations you will build your RefWorks library.
Here are a few best-practice ways to add citations to RefWorks with steps to get you started on this page:
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When first starting to use RefWorks, we recommend manually adding a few sources first to understand what metadata fields you need to fill in order to have RefWorks generate the most complete citation for that source. Examples of metadata fields are: author, journal, title, volume, issue, URL, DOI.
You can also upload or drag and drop a PDF of an article into the RefWorks browser interface. RefWorks will attempt to read some or all of the metadata from the PDF and populate the metadata fields. Always double-check the metadata fields are complete and accurate, as you are smarter than the automated-intelligence pulling the information from the document. Errors will result in incomplete and inaccurate citations.
To upload a PDF:
Many databases provide a "direct export" function that allows you to add citations directly to your RefWorks account. It is best practice to export one source at a time and also download the full-text to your computer when possible. To use direct export from a database with an export to RefWorks feature:
**TIP: Always 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.
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.