Exercises at the contact teaching session

These steps will be conducted at the contact 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.”

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

A video for guidance (5:22): Creating references and adding documents within RefWorks.

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

Add the reference of the following article manually to your RefWorks account: https://doaj.org/article/405d460b4a1a4df2b4ce6b75a6b1310f.

4. Save references from the databases essential of your discipline. Check the discipline-specific databases here.

Reference exporting from Scopus to RefWorks (PDF)

Reference exporting from PubMed to RefWorks (PDF)

Reference exporting from Web of Science to RefWorks (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 (5:22): Creating references and adding documents within RefWorks.
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.

How to remove duplicate references

7. Learn to cite and create bibliographies easily. First, install Write-N-Cite to your computer. If you use Word 2016 for Windows or Word for Mac, see part 8 below. Make sure you install proper version of Write-N-Cite.

Then, add citations to your text by using Write-N-Cite. Finally, create a bibliography by using Write-N-Cite.

8. If you are using Word 2016 for Windows or Word 2016 for Mac, you can install and use the Citation Manager instead of Write-N-Cite. If you use older Word version for Mac, we recommend that you install Word 2016. UEF students and staff can get it from IT Services web page -> Computers, Software and Printers -> Get Office-suite for home use.

A video for guidance (6:29): Writing with RefWorks.

Write-N-Cite quick quide (PDF)

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

A video for guidance (4:53): RefWorks Citation Manager.

(4/2020 HL)