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Università della Svizzera italiana Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano

Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano



Start RefWorks

 


RefWorks allows to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats.
References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases. Users can insert references into their papers created with a Word processor program.
For any question and assistance please write to reference-library.lu@usi.ch


More information about RefWorks:

 

Version 2.0

Version Classic

Quick start guide (PDF 628 KB)

Fundamentals workbook (PDF 1.19 MB)

Advanced workbook (PDF 1.17 MB)

Quick start guide (PDF, 634 KB)


Using Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite is a utility that allows users to cite references from a RefWorks account in Microsoft Word.

Using Write-N-Cite on USI workstations

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Select Programs, then USI Shared Programs.
  3. Click on Tools and then on WriteNCite.
  4. The Word program and the Write-N-Cite screen open up.


Using Write-N-Cite from off-campus

  1. Download the Write-N-Cite plug-in on your machine.
  2. Download the correct program at this URL: http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/WNCDownload.asp
  3. Follow the instructions at: http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/help/Installing_Write-N-Cite.htm
  4. At the end of the procedure, Word and Write-N-Cite should be open.
     

 

Import references

 

ABI/Inform

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ACM digital library

View the full citation. Click on Display in BibTeX format. Copy and paste the results into a document and Save As a plain text . txt file. Log in to RefWorks. Select References/Import from the toolbar. Select BibTeX as the data source and ACM Digital Library as the database. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer. Click Import. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Art Full Text

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Art Index Retrospective

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ARTbibliographies Modern

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Business Source Premier

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

CINAHL

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Cochrane Library

Conduct your search. Select the records you want to import. Click Export Citations. Select Plain Text as your format and Abstracts and Citations as your Export Type. Also select the appropriate file type. You will be prompted to save a . txt file to your computer. Click Save and navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file. Log in to RefWorks. Select References/Import from the toolbar. Select Wiley InterScience as the data source and as the database. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer. Click Import.
 

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Communication Studies

Conduct your search and mark the items you wish to export. Click Add to My Citations.  Make sure the email/download/save/print option is selected and click the Go button.  Select Citation + Abstract from the Format drop-down and click the Download to Citation Manager button. Click on RefWorks (do not click on the link below the word RefWorks, otherwise you will be saving a file to your computer).The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

EconLit

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Emerald

Conduct your search and select the records you want to import to your marked list. Click the Go button to add your selections to the Marked List. Click on Marked List on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on Export Options. The screen will expand. Click the Direct Export to RefWorks button. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ERIC

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

FRANCIS

Select the references you want to export. Click the Export icon. Select RefWorks in the Export to drop-down. Click Export Citations. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

Google Scholar

To configure the direct export to RefWorks, you must configure Google Scholar by clicking on the Options icon, then click on the Scholar Preferences link and select RefWorks as your default in the Bibliography Manager area. Click Save Preferences when finished. Conduct your search in Google Scholar. Each record displayed will have an Import into RefWorks link. Clicking on the link will launch RefWorks. Your record is stored in your Last Imported Folder.
 

GreenFILE

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

IEEE

Select the record(s) to include in the output.  Click  Dowload citations.  Select Citations & Abstract e RefWorks. Click Dowload citations to launch the export application. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ISI Web of knowledge

Select the record(s) to include in the output.  Click Save to RefWorks to open the Processing Records page and to launch the export application. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

JSTOR

Conduct your search and select the citations you want to import. Click the Save button. Login to your MyJSTOR account (if you haven’t already). Click on the MyJSTOR menu toolbar and Saved Citations. Select the citations to export and click the Export Citations button. Under the Export Options, select RefWorks. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

LexisNexis

Conduct your search and select your records to export. Click on the Export Bibliographic Records icon (the Book icon). A new window will open and RefWorks Format is automatically selected. Confirm your Document Range and click Export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Medline

Select the references you want to export. Click the Export icon. Select RefWorks in the Export to drop-down. Click Export Citations. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

MLA International Bibliography

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Philosopher's Index

Select the references you want to export. Click the Export icon. Select RefWorks in the Export to drop-down. Click Export Citations. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

ProQuest Sociology

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

PsycINFO

Click on the Add to folder icon for each of the results you want to save.  Click on the Folder icon in the upper right-hand corner. Re-select the references to export. Click on the Export icon. Click the radio button in front of Direct Export to RefWorks to initiate a direct export. Click the Save button to begin the direct export. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ScienceDirect

Mark the records you want to import and click Export Citations. Select the RefWorks Direct Export and click Export. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

Social Services Abstracts

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Sociological Abstracts

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Export/Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

You can only export one record at a time. Click on the title of the item you wish to export. Click the Export Citation button. Under Select Citation Manager select RefWorks (RIS). Click the Export Citation button. You will be prompted to save a text file to your computer, so click the Save button. Log in to RefWorks. Select References/Import from the toolbar. Select RIS Format as the data source and the database. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.Click Import. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Urban Studies & Planning

Conduct your search and mark the items you wish to export. Click Add to My Citations.  Make sure the email/download/save/print option is selected and click the Go button.  Select Citation + Abstract from the Format drop-down and click the Download to Citation Manager button. Click on RefWorks (do not click on the link below the word RefWorks, otherwise you will be saving a file to your computer).The export will open RefWorks if it is not already open and automatically import the references.
 

Wiley InterScience

Conduct your search. Select the records you want to import. Click Export Citations. Select Plain Text as your format and Abstracts and Citations as your Export Type. Also select the appropriate file type. You will be prompted to save a . txt file to your computer. Click Save and navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file. Log in to RefWorks. Select References/Import from the toolbar. Select Wiley InterScience as the data source and as the database. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer. Click Import.