RefWorks and the Library
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 UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego 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 the 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 the check boxes for several items, or selecting all, and then clicking on the "RefWorks" button
- Import is when a database like Roger (UC San Diego 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 (UC San Diego Catalog) - Innovative Interfaces(EndNote/RefWorks), Import Filter/Data source and EndNote/RefWorks Database
- PubMed - NLM PubMed, Import Filter/Data Source and PubMed Database
- For additional information and specific Import/Export Instructions see RefWorks & EndNote Support
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