Uploading one or more documents from your computer
You can add the pdf of an article to RefWorks to be able to read and annotate the article in RefWorks.
There are 2 possibilities:
- Add the pdf to an existing reference in RefWorks
- Add the pdf and let RefWorks search for the data. Note: the reference may be incomplete or incorrect!
1. Add the pdf to an existing reference in RefWorks
If you added a reference to RefWorks, for example from PubMed, you can add the pdf to that reference if you find that useful.
- Make sure you have the pdf of the article on your computer
- In RefWorks, click on the concerning reference
- On the right, a screen with the data of this reference opens
- Click the pencil in the upper right corner to edit the data
- Click Add an attachment
- Find the pdf on your computer and click Open
- In RefWorks, click Save
- The 'Get-it' button is now replaced with the Read button:
2. Add the pdf and let RefWorks add the corresponding data
Please note that the reference data added by RefWorks can be incomplete or incorrect!
If you want to add your documents to a specific collection, make sure you’re viewing the collection first, then drag and drop the file(s). If you’re dragging multiple files, RefWorks will create a separate item for each document. Otherwise, drag and drop documents in the All Documents view and you can file them in collections once they are uploaded.
If you’re not sure where the file is on your computer, you can also click the Add a reference icon , then click Import reference option and then use the box for drag and drop, or, to browse and search your computer.
Note: This option allows you to upload only one document at a time.
Regardless of how you add your documents, RefWorks will try to recognize and populate the reference information using our document authority. RefWorks will present you with possible matches which you can select to populate the reference fields.
If no reference information is provided, you can manually enter the information. Make sure to click the Save button to save the reference information.