RefWorks induction 2012: notes and links

This is a follow-up post to the research student induction RefWorks training, with notes on the session and some useful links. Those of you who attended the attempted session will be amused (hopefully) to learn that the authentication problem was  fixed shortly after everyone went home, and RefWorks logins are now working as they should.

Logging into RefWorks

The recommended route into RefWorks is though the library A-Z entry. You can always access the A-Z list from the Databases tab on the NELSON homepage.


Write-N-Cite is the plugin that let you use your RefWorks data in Word. You can download it for home use by logging into RefWorks as usual and looking in the  Tools menu:

Write-N-Cite menu link

The download window that appears contains instructions on how to install the plugin for Windows and Mac OSX. As I mentioned, there will be links to the current and previous version of Write-N-Cite. We run the previous version (v3) on campus machines, but you’re free to take advantage of the new version (v4) on your own PC if you like.

Importing from NELSON

A Research Support Hub post exists covering importing from NELSON into RefWorks.

Importing from other sources

The RefWorks help file has a comprehensive guide to importing from online resources.

Adding references manually

Again, the RefWorks help file is the place to look for information on adding references manually.

Additional support

Use the Contact Us link at the top of every RefWorks page to email RefWorks support.

For general questions you can also contact the Library and Learning Services Research Support team.

Finally, you can follow Research Support Hub RefWorks posts using our RefWorks tag. Let us know in the comments if there are features you’d like us to focus on.

Posted on October 26, 2012, in Library and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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