To add an item to RefWorks, click the Add a reference icon at the top of the page. If you plan on adding the item to an existing collection, click on the collection first, then click the Add a reference icon .
You'll have three options:
Tip: If you have multiple documents to add to RefWorks, you can select and drag them all at once. RefWorks will create separate items for each.
Regardless of which option you choose, RefWorks uses its document recognition feature to attempt to auto-complete the reference fields on the page.
When entering a reference manually, you will see the option to Find and complete a reference using the title. The suggestions RefWorks recommends are based on whatever text you have already entered (part of a title, an author name, etc.). If one of the suggestions matches what you are looking for, you can simply click on it and the full reference information will be populated.
Here’s how you can find and add suggested reference data:
RefWorks makes it really easy to get documents into your computer – just drag and drop one or more files and RefWorks will do the rest!
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.