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Getting Started with RefWorks: Adding and Deleting From Folders

Refworks is a personal information manager that allows users to create their own online database of citations that can be organized and used when writing a paper or article.

Adding and Removing from Folders

You can add or remove a reference from a folder one at a time by clicking on the Edit edit.jpgor View magglass.jpg icons or when you manually add a new reference.

You can add groups of references to folders from any of the view options - All References, View by Folder, Duplicates (Exact or Close) or any Search Results view.

To add references to a folder:

  1. Select the references you want to add using one of the following methods:

    • Click the box next to Ref ID to select a specific reference or references. These selections are not saved when you go to the next page. So be sure to add the references to a folder before moving to another page.

    • Under the References to Use option, select Page selection to perform the edit on the entire page.

    • Under the References to Use option, select All in List to select the entire list of references.

  1. Click the Add to Folder icon addtofolder.jpg and select the folder (or subfolder) you want the references added to.

To remove a reference from a folder:

  1. Open the folder (ViewView Folder<Folder Name>).

  2. Select one or more references (as described above).

  3. Click the Remove From Folder icon removefromfolder.jpg.

If you have a reference filed in multiple folders, the reference is only removed from the folder you are viewing.  

Deleting References from Folders

When you delete references from your account, they are automatically moved to the Deleted References area which you get to from the View menu option.  References in the Deleted References area will be automatically and permanently deleted after 30 days.

You can restore references from the Deleted References area to your RefWorks account.  Any restored references will be returned to your account with any folder information, attachments and RefShare comments.

To Restore Deleted References:

  1. Select View, Deleted References from the toolbar.

  2. Select the references to be restored.

  3. Click the Restore icon restore.jpg.

  4. Your references are returned in their original state to their original location in your database.