Exercises at the contact or online teaching session

These steps will be conducted at the contact or online teaching session (these are the steps 6-8 of the module assignment). After that you will be able to:

  • Import your references from the older version to the new one
  • Use RefWorks add-on installed to your browser
  • Manually import and edit references
  • Save references from important databases of your discipline
  • Import full-texts to RefWorks
  • Manage folders
  • Use Write-N-Cite or Citation Manager for adding citations and create bibliographies into texts.

1. If you have previously used Legacy version of RefWorks, import its content (references, folders, own citation styles) into new RefWorks.

Log on to your new RefWorks account. Click Add on top of the screen and select Import references. When you see text Import from another reference manager, click Legacy RefWorks. Then click Authorize, log on to your Legacy RefWorks account and wait until the import is finished. Your Legacy RefWorks account remains unchanged.

2. Install a Save to RefWorks add-on to your browser. With this add-on you can easily save references from the Web into RefWorks. Test it by saving references with it.

A video for guidance (3:19): Capturing research with “Save to RefWorks” (opens in new window).

3. References can also be added and edited manually (by using keyboard). If you cannot find the e-version of a reference anywhere, you have to add it manually. Manual editing is required when you want to make corrections, such as adding missing author names.

A video for guidance (5:28): Creating references and adding documents within RefWorks (opens in new window).

A video for guidance (4:14): Editing references in RefWorks (opens in new window).

Add the reference of the following article manually to your RefWorks account: https://doaj.org/article/405d460b4a1a4df2b4ce6b75a6b1310f (opens in new window).

4. Save references from the databases essential of your discipline. Check the discipline-specific databases here (opens in new window).

Reference exporting from Scopus to RefWorks (opens in new window) (PDF)

Reference exporting from PubMed to RefWorks (opens in new window) (PDF)

Reference exporting from Web of Science to RefWorks (opens in new window) (PDF)

5. In addition to references, full-texts (PDF) of publications can be imported to RefWorks. Find a full-text of a reference and import it to RefWorks.

A video for guidance (5:28): Creating references and adding documents within RefWorks (opens in new window).
NB: Click the Full text availability at UEF link, not Find it At ProQuest as presented in the video.

6. Practice to manage references. Create some folders (e.g. folder for each database). Copy a few references to another folder from the original folder. Transfer a reference from one folder to another one. Delete one reference first and then restore it.

A video for guidance (3:19): Organizing references with folders in RefWorks (opens in new window).

How to remove duplicate references (opens in new window). The built-in duplicate detection in RefWorks is not reliable. We recommend that you complete the duplicate removal manually as follows:

  • Create a folder and add the references you want to deduplicate to it (max. 2000 references). It is best to do this in the beginning when you save your search results from different databases to RefWorks.
  • Display all references in the folder: click Display: at the top right and select a value that equals or exceeds the number of references in the folder.
  • Sort the list in alphabetical order by title: click Sort by: at the top right and select Title.
  • Now you see possible duplicate references on top of each other.  Browse the list and select duplicates by checking the boxes in front of them.
  • Click Delete at the top.
  • Deleted references are moved to Deleted folder. You may restore the references later if necessary.

7. Learn to cite and create bibliographies easily. Install Write-N-Cite add-in for Word if you use Word 2016 or below for Windows. If you use a computer inside UEF network, install from UEF Software Center. Otherwise, install from RefWorks Tools. You may also use RefWorks Citation Manager available from Office add-ins (in Word: select Insert -> Get Add-ins -> search for refworks). If you use Word above 2016, Word in Office 365 or Word for Mac, you must use RefWorks Citation Manager.

Then, add citations and bibliography to your text by using either Write-N-Cite or RefWorks Citation Manager.

A video for guidance (6:50): Writing with RefWorks (opens in new window).

Write-N-Cite quick quide (opens in new window) (PDF)

A video for guidance (2:58): Adding citation styles to the Word RefWorks plugin (opens in new window).

A video for guidance (4:53): RefWorks Citation Manager (opens in new window).

(8/2021 HL)