Using RefWorks

RefWorks is an online bibliographic citation management service. Current Marylhurst students, faculty and staff may access RefWorks from on or off campus.

Tutorial: How to use RefWorks (Flash)

RefWorks Account

You may specify your RefWorks account and password. This can be different from your Marylhurst ID. Upon registration, a confirmation notice containing the username and password will be sent to an email address of your choice. If you forget your username or password, use the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the RefWorks login screen.

Group Code

Shoen Library’s online databases will usually provide seamless access, but some online databases may prompt a “group code” request in order to access RefWorks. The group code is included in the confirmation notice you’ll receive at registration. If you forget the group code, use the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the RefWorks login screen – you will receive your password and the group code.

RefWorks Citation Import

Importing and managing citations is a common practice with RefWorks.

Library Catalogs: RefWorks Import
Research Databases: Exporting Citations
Organizing Folders
Building a Personal Database in RefWorks

Library Catalogs: RefWorks Import

The process involves exporting a saved list from a library catalog and using RefWorks to import the file containing the records.

Library Catalog RefWorks Instructions
 Library Catalog Instructions
Shoen Library Catalog 1. After saving marked records from the library catalog search results, choose “Export Saved List.”

2. Choose “End-Note/RefWorks” format and save to local disk as a text file.

3. Open your RefWorks account and choose “Import” from the References tab.

4. Set the Import Filter/Data Source as Marylhurst University. Choose Marylhurst – Shoen Library Catalog Import. Select your saved file (from step two) for the “Import from the following text file” option. Import your references.

5. The references will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

Summit Catalog 1. After saving marked records from the library catalog search results, choose “Export List.”

2. Choose “End-Note/RefWorks” format and save to local disk as a text file.

3. Open your RefWorks account and choose “Import” from the References tab.

4. Set the Import Filter/Data Source as Marylhurst University. Choose Summit Library Catalog Import. Select your saved file (from step two) for the “Import from the following text file” option. Import your references.

5. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

WorldCat 1. Click the box to the left of the citation(s) you wish to export.

2. Click the “Export” button at the top or bottom of the screen.

3. Click the buttons next to “Marked records from this search” and “RefWorks,” then click the “Export” button.

4. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

Research Databases: Exporting Citations

It is possible to export citations from many of the library research databases directly into RefWorks. Login to RefWorks first, then open up a new browser window and begin searching the library databases.

Library Catalog RefWorks Instructions
 Databases Instructions
EBSCOhost 1. Click the “Add” button to the right of the citation.

2. Click the “Folder has items” button at the top right of the page.

3. Select the citations you wish to export and click the “Export” button on the right of the page.

4. Make sure the “Direct Export to RefWorks” button is selected and click “Save.”

5. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

FirstSearch 1. Click the box to the left of the citation(s) you wish to export.

2. Click the “Export” button at the top or bottom of the screen.

3. Click the buttons next to “Marked records from this search” and “RefWorks,” then click the “Export” button.

4. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

JSTOR 1. Click “Save Citation” under the article link (bottom right).

2. Click “View Saved Citations” on the top right.

3. Click “Directly export citations into RefWorks.”

4. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe 1. Select “Results” from List.

2. Choose the “Export Bibliographic References” option. (This is the tiny book icon.)

3. Select the RefWorks option and export.

4. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

 Literature Online (LION) 1. When viewing a citation, click on “Download citation.”

2. Export directly to RefWorks.

3. The citation will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

 Wilson Databases 1. Click the box to the left of the citation(s) you wish to export.

2. Click the “Exporting/Citing” button on the left side of the page.

3. Click on “Export to RefWorks, EndNote software.”

4. Make sure the “RefWorks’ Direct Export Tool”  button is filled, and click on the “Export” button.

5. The citations will appear in RefWorks in the Last Imported Folder.

RefWorks Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite is a program that users may download and use with Microsoft Word on PCs or Macs.

Off-Campus Configuration

After downloading and installing Write-N-Cite, you will need to establish a connection to Shoen Library’s proxy server in order to access your RefWorks account.

  1. Download and install Write-N-Cite from your RefWorks account.
  2. The installation will add the “WNC Proxy Configuration Utility” from the program folder. Choose this option.
  3. Enter the following address for the proxy:
    http://marylhurst.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/?WNC=true
  4. Launch Write-N-Cite and login.

Creating a Bibliography

RefWorks will create bibliographies from the bibliography tab. You will need to select an output style such as APA or MLA style, and then choose an export format such as HTML or Word.

The first step is to create a reference list.

Write-N-Cite is a downloadable program that can be configured to import data from RefWorks into your Word documents.

It is important to ensure the fields of your citations are correctly entered. If not, the output may be incorrect. Proof reading your final product is important.

RefWorks Support

There are many features available within RefWorks. It takes time to learn all of its capabilities. This RefWorks 2.0 tutorial and the RefWorks help files are good places to start.

Or, sign up for a webinar. It’s a good way to get an overview without perusing all of the manuals.

RefWorks technical support:

Phone: 1.775.327.4105
Email: support@refworks.com
Hours: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST)

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