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RefWorks (Citation Manager)

How do I create a folder in which to store references/citations?

In order to keep your references/citations organized, you will want to create collections/folders in which to place them.

  • Click on My Folders in the left column
  • Click on Add a folder
  • Enter a name for the collection
  • Click on Save

RefWorks - Add a Folder

NOTE:   You can sort your folders alphabetically, or drag and drop them into a custom order

How do I move references/citations into a folder?

  • Display all of the references/citations or just those in a folder from which you will be moving a reference/citation
  • Click on the box in front of the reference/citation you wish to move
  • Click on the Assign to Folder icon (File folder) toward the top left of the page

RefWorks - Assign to Folder

  • Click on the box in front of the folder into which you wish to move the reference/citation
  • Click on Apply

RefWorks - Assign to Folder 2

How do I view all of my references/citations?

Click on All References in the upper left corner

RefWorks - All References

How do I view the references/citations in a folder?

  • Click on My Folders in the left column
  • Click on the name of the folder you wish to view

RefWorks - My Folder

How do I view the references/citations not yet in a folder?

  • Click on My Folders
  • Click on Not in Folder

RefWorks - Not in Folder

How do I create a subfolder, or rename or delete a folder?

Create a Subfolder

  • Click on My Folders in the left column
  • Mouse over the name of the folder to which you would like to add a subfolder
  • Click on the More Options icon (Three vertical dots) to the right of the folder name
  • Click on Add Subfolder
  • Enter the name of the subfolder
  • Click on Save

RefWorks - Add Subfolder     

Rename a Folder

  • Click on My Folders in the left column
  • Mouse over the name of the folder you would like to rename
  • Click on the More Options icon to the right of the folder name
  • Click on Rename
  • When the Name your folder window opens, enter the new name for the folder
  • Click on Save

Delete a Folder

  • Click on My Folders in the left column
  • Mouse over the name of the folder you would like to delete
  • Click on the More Options icon to the right of the folder name
  • Click on Delete
  • Then the Delete? window opens, click on Yes

How do I delete references/citations from my RefWorks account?

  • Display all of the references/citations or just those in the folder from which you will be deleting the reference/citation
  • Click on the box to the left of the reference/citation you wish to delete
  • Click on the Delete icon (Trash can) at the top of the page
  • When the pop-up window appears, select either:
    • Remove from folder
                    OR
    • Delete

RefWorks - Delete Reference

What is the difference between Remove from folder and Delete?

  • Remove from folder:  The reference will be moved from the folder it was in to the Not in folder folder
  • Delete:  The reference will be completely removed from your RefWorks account

What if I accidentally delete a reference?

  • Click on Deleted in the left column
  • Click on the box in front of the reference/citation you would like to recover/restore
  • Click on the Undo icon (Circular arrow)

  RefWorks - Deleted           RefWorks - Delete Undo

Can I view my references/citations in more than one way?

Yes!  RefWorks defaults to viewing references/citations in Normal View, which is the beginning of the title, the author(s), and the publication date.

If you would like to view references/citations in Citation View, click on the drop-down menu toward the top center of the page.
Click on the gear icon to change the citation style in which you would like to view the references/citations.

RefWorks - Normal View

Example of Normal View:

RefWorks - Example of Normal View

Example of Citation View:

RefWorks - Example of Citation View