RefWorks

Tips and tricks for using RefWorks to manage citations, create bibliographies, and share citations.

In-text Citations

A bibliography is a list of the information sources (references) you used. Use in-text citations (that is, citations added throughout your paper) to tell your readers which references go with which parts of your paper.

Different styles, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, or AMA, have different formats for in-text citations.

Example: "author/date" :

(Robot Ethics:The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. P. Lin et al., eds., 2011)

Example: the number of each reference, in the order that you used it:

(Walbring and Yumakulov, Social Robots: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization, Intl J. Social Robotics, August 2014)

First: Put all of the references that you will be using into one folder.
  • This is necessary because Refworks cannot pull references from more than one folder
  • Make sure to label that folder clearly!
  1. CREATE your Word document, save it, and close it
  2. To get RefWorks Citation Manager, follow the instructions on this guide's Citation Tools page, for PC or Mac
  3. In Refworks, highlight the folder that contains all of the references you want to use
  4. Make sure to give your "UNTITLED PROJECT" (at the top of the page) a name! For example, "Robots." (To do that: click on the down arrow, choose "Manage Projects," then choose "Create New Project")


     
  5. Open your Word document and open RefWorks Citation Manager -- the pane will open on the right (if it does NOT, see the PC or MAC tab on this guide's page for "Citation Tools" and repeat above)
  6. Go to "Create Bibliography" (on top)
  7. Make sure the style is correct, and Continue
  8. Highlight the folder containing all of the references for your paper
  9. Click the box for one or more of your references, and then click the clipboard:


     
  10. Go to your paper, and paste:


     
  11. You can add more citations from your folder of references, and insert them anywhere:

 

Some styles, such as AMA and IEEE, require that your bibliography/reference list be in the order that you used the references, and NOT alphabetical.

 

First: Put all of the references that you will be using into one folder.
  • This is necessary because Refworks cannot pull references from more than one folder
  • Make sure to label that folder clearly!
  1. CREATE your Word document, save it, and close it
  2. To get RefWorks Citation Manager, follow the instructions on this guide's Citation Tools page, for PC or Mac
  3. In Refworks, highlight the folder that contains all of the references you want to use
  4. Make sure to give your "UNTITLED PROJECT" (at the top of the page) a name! For example, "Robots." (To do that: click on the down arrow, choose "Manage Projects," then choose "Create New Project")


     
  5. Open your Word document and open RefWorks Citation Manager -- the pane will open on the right (if it does NOT, see the PC or MAC tab on this guide's page for "Citation Tools")
  6. Click the 3 lines on the top left of RCM, then choose "change citation style":


     
  7. Choose your citation style and click Update:


     
  8. Put your cursor where you want the in-text citation, hover over the citation you want to add, and click on the quotation marks:  " "
     
  9. The number for that citation will appear where you want it to. The reference will also appear at the bottom of the document under "References," in the order that you used it and numbered it in the text.

    To make sure that your references DO appear, click the 3 lines on the top left, and make sure that "Bibliography" is ON: