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ProQuest RefWorks Guide

How to Add References

References can be added to Refworks in a number of ways:

Please note that when exporting, choose ProQuest RefWorks.

CityLibrary Search

  • Once you have created a New  RefWorks account, it is very easy to export references from CityLibrary Search.
  • Conduct a search and from your list of results.
  • Click on the grey folder icon with a cross on it on the right hand side of the search results you wish to export.
  • The grey icon will turn red and the references will go into a temporary folder at the top right of the screen.
  • Click on the Export and select RefWorks.
  • Select ProQuest RefWorks.

Databases

Search the database and from the list of results you can usually export individual or multiple results. Sometimes this involves adding the references to a folder to allow you to export them to a reference manager software.

Most databases have some type of Save/ Mail/Export functionality to enable you to do this. If there is a RefWorks export option, this makes the process much easier.

Exporting from Google Scholar

  • Click on Settings and then Bibliography manager
  • Select RefWorks from the drop down menu and then save.
  • Conduct a search in Google Scholar and you will then see a link under each result to Import into RefWorks.
  • You will have to export each result individually.
Google Scholar Search

Exporting From Other Library Catalogues into RefWorks

Some external Library catalogues are set up to export references into RefWorks.

For example, the British Library main catalogue 

Type in some keywords into the search box and click Search. Click the star symbol next to any results you wish to export and it will turn blue.

When ready to export your references, go to My workspace (top right of the screen), select your references and click Push to RefWorks. Select the New version of RefWorks.

 

Adding References from your Computer or Manually

Click(top left of the ProQuest RefWorks menu screen)  to create a new reference or to upload documents such as PDFs of articles from your computer.

See the video below for advice on adding references yourself.

Creating References and Adding Documents Within RefWorks