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RefWorks: Folders

Refworks allows users to import bibliographic information and auto-generate citations and bibliographies.

Organizing References with Folders

You can organize your citations via folders and sub-folders.

To manage your folders, click "My Folders." "My Folders" displays a list of folder names, the number of references in each folder, and the number of references in the database. From here you can create a new folder, create a sub-folder, rename a folder, delete a folder, clear the contents of a folder, and perform a duplicate check on a folder (or subfolder).

Creating Folders

Creating a New Folder

  1. Click on My Folders tab from the main viewing area of RefWorks.

  2. Click + / Add Folder .

  3. Type the folder name.

  4. Click Save.

The new folder appears in all of the folder lists throughout the program.

You can have a single reference in multiple folders -- no need to duplicate the reference. When you edit a reference in one folder those edits also appear when you view the reference in another folder (since you have only one copy of the reference itself!).

Adding and Removing from Folders

You can add or remove references to / from a folder by dragging and dropping or by selecting references and clicking Assign to Folder.

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

Creating Sub-Folders

Creating a New Subfolder

  1. Click on My Folders tab from the main viewing area of RefWorks.

  2. Hover over the parent folder you wish to create the subfolder under.

  3. Click the three dots that appear to the right of the parent folder name.

  4. Select Add Subfolder from the list of options.

  5. Type the subfolder name.

  6. Click Save.

Your subfolder is displayed below the parent folder and is slightly indented.  You can expand and collapse subfolders by clicking on the triangle to the left of the parent folder name.