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Adding references manually

To add an item to RefWorks:
  • Click the "Add a reference" icon at the top left of the page
  • Select "Create new reference."
  • If you plan on adding the item to an existing collection, click on the collection first, then click the "Add a reference"icon.

 Other options to add files:

  • Drag and drop a file (or files)
  • Select an existing file from your computer
  • Manually add the record by typing in the data

Drag and drop a document (.pdf, .doc, etc.) directly into the "Drop file here" box or click "select a file from your computer" to upload an existing MS Office, Open Office or .pdf file from your computer.   Only one document per item allowed. 

 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.


You can change the reference type, manually edit the reference fields and additional fields can be added using the "Add more fields" drop down box at the bottom of the page.
If you do not have a file to upload, simply populate the blank fields by typing in the necessary information.

Once you have manually added your item using one of these options, click "Save" and your item will be added to your RefWorks library.


HOW TO: Save References from Resource List to RefWorks