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News

The new RefWorks platform (version 3) is now available, with a new interface and new features. This document will provide you with basic information for the use of the updated version of the system. 

 

About RefWorks

RefWorks is a reference management tool designed to help researchers store and share information and to generate citations and bibliographies. 

References are easily imported from text files or online databases. New features include the drag-and-drop uploading of files and collaborative annotation tools. 

Researchers can cite references in their papers created with a common Word processor software and in GoogleDocs.

For further information, please write to: reference-library.lu@usi.ch

 

Signing up for the new RefWorks 3 (new users)

You can create a RefWorks 3 account here:  http://refworks.proquest.com/. IMPORTANT:  your USI e-mail address is to be used for the login ID.  
Once you have created your own account, you will receive an e-mail with an account activation link. After activating your account, RefWorks is ready for use on and off Campus.

 

Migration from legacy to new RefWorks 3 account (existing users)

If you are using a RefWorks 2 ("legacy") account, you now have the option to migrate it to the new RefWorks 3. Both accounts can be used in parallel. 
When you log into RefWorks 2, you will see a link at the top of the screen: “Migrate to new RefWorks… “. By clicking on this link, you can create a new account. All your records and folders will be copied from Legacy RefWorks.  IMPORTANT: Please use a valid USI e-mail address to create the new account.

Please note:

  • Papers created in RefWorks 2 will not be compatible with new RefWorks 3. We recommend you keep the current RefWorks 2 account until you complete your work
  • While reference migration from Legacy to New can occur multiple times, the opposite is not possible. Reference changes cannot migrate back to Legacy from New RefWorks

 

RefWorks 3 guide

The user guide to the new Refworks is available at: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/RefWorks/Product_Documentation/RefWorks_User_Guide

 

RefWorks 2 guide

Quick start guide (PDF 628 KB)

Fundamentals workbook (PDF 1.19 MB)

Advanced workbook (PDF 1.17 MB)

 

Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite is a tool that allows users to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in Microsoft Word.
IMPORTANT: Papers created in RefWorks 2 will not be compatible with new RefWorks 3. We recommend you keep the current RefWorks 2 account until you complete your work.

Installazione del plug-in Write-N-Cite

The plug-in is currently installed on the computers in USI PC classrooms.
To install the plug-in on other USI PCs and laptops available to academic staff please contact the USI IT Helpdesk, mail helpdesk.lu@usi.ch. 
To install the plug-in on personal PCs and laptops please follow the instructions available in your RefWorks account: https://refworks.proquest.com/tools/

Click the Download & Install button for the version of Write-N-Cite you wish to install. NOTE: Do not install Write-N-Cite while running Microsoft Word. If you have an earlier version of Write-N-Cite, uninstall it before you proceed.
 

 

 

Import references

 

ABI/Inform

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ACM digital library

View the full citation. Click on Export Formats: Bibtex and save the file. Login to RefWorks, click the plus button in the toolbar and select Import references from the dropdown menu. Upload the file (Bibtex format). Your records will be downloaded automatically and should appear in your 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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.
 

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. Click the plus button in the toolbar and select Import references from the dropdown menu. Upload the file (Cochrane Library format). Your records will be downloaded automatically and should appear in your Last Imported folder.


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.

 

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

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. Select Download citations and then RefWorks in the Format menu. The Direct export option is automatically selected. Click on Download article citation data, then on Submit data to RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

ERIC

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Factiva

No direct export is possible from Factiva to RefWorks. Data must be enterd manually using the Create new reference option.
 

Google Scholar

Configure Google Scholar by clicking on the Settings 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.  Select Export, then Citations and RefWorks. Click Export 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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 on Export selected citations and choose RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Medline

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

MLA International Bibliography

Perform a search and mark the references you want to export. Select Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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.
 

Sage Journals

Mark the records you want to import and click Download selected citations. Select RefWorks in the Format menu and click on Download Citation. Then select Submit data to RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references.
 

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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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 Save, then select RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks 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. Select Cite on the right hand column, then RefWorks (RIS). You will be prompted to save a text file to your computer, so click the Save button. Log in to RefWorks. Select Import references and upload the file. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.
 

Wiley InterScience

Conduct your search. Select the records you want to import. Click on Tools, located above the document abstract, and then on Export Citations. Select  RefWorks from the Format menu and Direct export from Type of import. Click on Downloand, then on Submit data to RefWorks. The export will open RefWorks and automatically import the references.