If you want to cite something you did not find in a database (like a book, or a PDF found elsewhere), you can manually enter the citation information into RefWorks.
1. Click the + button at the top left of your RefWorks account screen
A panel will appear on the right side of the screen.
2. Select the source type (book, journal article, etc) from the drop down menu.
3. Enter the title into the Title field.
4a. As a shortcut, once you have entered the title, click the lightning-looking button on the right (see the screenshot below). This will look through the metadata database to try to find a match. If it finds one, just click it in the list that appears at bottom, and it will fill in all the rest of the citation information
4b. Or: just finish filling the fields out manually
5. Click Save at the top to save the citation
You can transfer any items you find on a search of FindIt, whether individual items or sets (using the eshelf bookmarking facility).
A.: SINGLE ITEMS from FindIt search
B. FAVOURITES - 1 or more records
Locate records on FindIt: then click on the pin icons to save these to your Favourites. Go to the link at the top to view all of these, and then tick boxes for the items you wish to send to RefWorks.
4. Click Send to send the citation to RefWorks, where it appears in Last Imported and in All Documents.
Now RefWorks has all the information you need to cite that article!
The examples below allow for DIRECT EXPORT of records to RefWorks.
NB: remember to select the blue logo'd newer version of RefWorks in any pop-ups where you are given a choice (unless you are still using the older Legacy RefWorks).
Pop-up blockers may prevent results being transferred: check browser help pages for how to unblock, or go to the "Help and other software" section in this guide.
Once your citations are successfully transferred (exported) to RefWorks, it is recommended to transfer them to an existing folder or to set one up for them.
Suppliers may change database features, so always check with Help pages for each database if in doubt.
Save results to folder, then go to Folder View
Use the Export option, then select RefWorks from the drop-down menu, and Save
Not all databases allow references to be exported directly to software such as RefWorks.
NB: for help with using Cochrane, register once for full access to the training materials for Cochrane Library.
You will need to create a file (usually .ris) and then import this file from within RefWorks
Single citations: Google Scholar to RefWorks
Use the Settings option in the drop down menu in the top left of the screen to select your preferred citation format in the "Bibliography Manager" section. Google Scholar currently exports to RefWorks (also to EndNote, and BibTeX).
Multiple citations: Google Scholar to RefWorks
References in RefWorks can be allocated to named folders.
When results are exported from a database to RefWorks, you should have the option of saving to a named folder or simply continuing
If no folder is chosen at this stage, results go to a 'Last imported' page.
This will be the same when importing files of results, such as in .RIS format, from sources which do not offer direct export (such as Cochrane Library).