Citation Management with RefWorks 2 (Legacy)

Managing Citations

With RefWorks you can manage your research by organizing your citations into folders for your classes, papers, theses, etc.  You can also annotate your citations by making notes for each citation and how you plan to use it.

Folders in RefWorks

You can create folders and add your citations to those folder to help organize your research.

Create a Folder

  1. Click on the New Folder button
  2. Give the folder a name
  3. Click Create

 Add Citations to a Folder

  1. Select the citations to add by either checking the box next to Ref ID or slecting one of the radio buttons in the References to Use option
  2. Hover your cursor over the Add to Folder icon and click on the folder you want to add the citations to

Adding Personal Notes

You can add personal notes to the records for your citations. You may want to do this to keep track of how you want to use this document in your paper or tag your citations with keywords that you later use to search your RefWorks database. These personal notes will not appear in the citations in your papers. RefWorks provides 15 fields, labled User 1 thru User 15, for you to add notes to.

To Add a Personal Note to a Citation

  1. Click on the Pencil icon for a citation
  2. Click on Additional Fields
  3. Scroll down to the User Fields
  4. Add your note to one of the User Fields