RefWorks: The Basics Save time and get organized!
What is RefWorks? RefWorks is a research organization and referencing tool, which allows you to: Organize your research and create a database of citations and references to articles and books Create bibliographies and in-text citations Share resources and references with fellow students
Let’s login! The University of Waterloo Group Code allows for off-campus authentication so you can access RefWorks from anywhere!
Searching and Importing - Primo This is how you can add a single record from Primo directly…
Searching and Importing - Primo … or you can mark records as you go and then add them to RefWorks through your e-shelf.
Searching and Importing - Avery Mark the records you would like to add to your database. All you have to do next is hit the RefWorks button!
Searching and Importing - Avery Hit the “Export to RefWorks” button and it will take the references right into RefWorks.
Importing into RefWorks Make sure you’re watching… if the import doesn’t work, it will say so here. Just go back to your search and import the references again.
Moving information around RefWorks allows you to create multiple folders to store your information. You can transfer between folders by marking what you want to move and then simply choosing which folder to save it in.
Creating Bibliographies You can add an entire folder to your bibliography or you can pick and choose by adding selected references to “My List.”
Creating Bibliographies Next, click Bibliography – then choose your desired citation style to create the bibliography you want!
Finished Bibliography (HTML) This next piece of information is very important: RefWorks is not perfect. Make sure you check you work before you submit anything. Notice how some names and places in this list should be capitalized…
What else can RefWorks do? RefShare This feature allows you to share folders of references with group members To share a folder: Tools > Share References To view a shared folder: View > RefWorks Shared Area
RefGrab-it example It is important with websites to watch how the citation is written, as it could be missing information that is necessary. You can always modify the citation in RefWorks before adding it to your final reference list. The great part is how RefGrab-it notes the day that you accessed the information so you don’t have to remember!