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This guide includes information about RefWorks and how to set up RefWorks Account.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

USING REFWORKS: Creating Folders Print Page

Managing your Citations with Folders in RefWorks

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage bibliographic citations and to create bibliographies in a variety of formats, including MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. When you are doing research in the Stevens-German Library, you can use RefWorks to keep track of your sources for your research papers and projects. So, for example, if you are working on a paper for your psychology class, you can create a "Psychology" folder in your RefWorks account where you can keep all the sources (books, articles, etc.) that you find about your topic, so you can easily keep track of them, and locate them again later on. RefWorks also allows you to make a bibliography of the sources that you have placed in a folder, in the citation style of your choice.

With the program Write and Cite, RefWorks also allows you to format a paper as you are writing it in microsoft word. For more on using Write and Cite with RefWorks, consult RefWorks help, or ask reference librarian


To set up your RefWorks Account:


1.  Go to the main Library page.

            a. Click on more library services.

            b. Click on quick links.

            c. Click on RefWorks (below the line- last item on right hand column.)

            d. Click on:  “Sign up for a  New Account”.

            e. Fill out registration form and submit. Use your Hartwick username and password (same as the one you use for your Hartwick email)

            f. You now have a RefWorks Account.

 RefWorks has extensive help on line.


Once you have set up your account, you can start using RefWorks to manage the sources that you find when you search the Stevens-German Library. To get started, go to the library's main page, and begin searching on your topic.


1. Click on the title of one of the results that you find as a result of your search.


2. Under "Tools" on the right side of your screen, you will see a list of icons including "Add to Folder" "Print" "Email" "Save" etc. Click on the "Export" link. '


3. Click on the yellow save button. If you are logged in to your RefWorks account, a new window will appear with a box labelled "Import References". If you aren't logged in to RefWorks, you will be prompted to do so, and then the "Import References" box will appear. Click on the "View Last Imported Folder" button in the "Import References" box.


4. You will see the reference that you just imported to your RefWorks account. Now you need to put it into a folder. Check the box next to your reference. Click on the Folder Icon under the "Organize and Share Folders" tab (a small yellow folder with a green dot on it, just under the word "organize"), and you will see a drop down menu. Click on "New Folder".


5. Name your folder and click on "Create".


6. To view the contents of your folder, click on the "Organize and Share Folders" Tab. You will see a list of your folders, which should include the one you just created and the Last Imported Folder. To view  your folder, click on the folder title.


7. Remember that you MUST put your references into a folder to save them. RefWorks will not save the contents of the "Last Imported Folder".


8. You can create multiple folders and put multiple references in each. When you log back in to your RefWorks account, your references will be there, including a link to the full text of any articles you include which the Stevens-German Library has access to. To use links to the full text of your articles, change your folder view from the "Standard View" to "Full View". If we have full text, the link will be visible. (Remember, if we don't have full text, you can order the article on ILL)




Got Questions?

Don't hesitate to ask at the reference desk in the library.


We are here to help!


Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton

Rebecca Hewitt


Mike Friery


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