RefWorks and the Libraries
What is RefWorks?
- Web-based tool to manage all of your research references
- Instantly creates and formats bibliographies for you
- A personal database you can organize by folders and share with others
How do I Get to RefWorks?
- From the UCSD Library's homepage, under the Research Tools tab, click on Databases A-Z, click on R and scroll down to RefWorks
- Or start directly from the RefWorks homepage http://www.refworks.com/refworks
- Sign up for individual account
- If off campus, be sure to first set up the proxy or vpn
- You can also get to RefWorks from within various databases but not all
Overview of RefWorks Functions
- References: Add New (manually), Import (text files or from EndNote)
- View: Folder(s), All References, RefWorks Shared Area
- Search: search your RefWorks account, or search databases/catalogs from within RefWorks (not as many search features as searching the original database)
- Bibliography: Select Output Style, Format an Existing Word Document, Format (and Create) a Bibliography from references in your RefWorks account/folders
- Tools: Write-N-Cite download & instructions, Ref Grabit
- Help: links to the tutorial and help manual
Using RefWorks with Databases and Catalogs
- Within your RefWorks account, click the UC-eLinks button to get the full text of a journal article online or see if the UCSD Library owns the item in print
- Export vs. Import
- Export is when you are within a specific database that has the ability to send references directly into RefWorks with one or two clicks (you'll see RefWorks graphic)
- You can send references individually into RefWorks by clicking on the UC-eLinks button and then clicking "Download Record into RefWorks Direct Export Tool"
- Or, you can Export by marking several items' check boxes, or all, and then clicking on the RefWorks button
- Import is when a database like Roger (UCSD catalog), doesn't let you directly export references. Instead, you have to save your references as a text file on your computer and then go into RefWorks and Import the text files/references into your account
- Key Import Filters (in RefWorks) that you'll use with specific databases:
- Roger (UCSD Catalog) - Innovative Interfaces(EndNote/RefWorks), Import Filter/Data source & EndNote/RefWorks Database
- PubMed - NLM PubMed, Import Filter/Data Source & PubMed Database
- For addition and specific Import/Export Instructions see RefWorks & EndNote Support
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