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    Managing References

    Adding References

    Finding References to Add to RefWorks

    To search for references to add to RefWorks use any of the following workflows:
    • If you have references in files (PDFs, Word Documents, videos, etc.), you can upload them to RefWorks (see Uploading Files as References).
    • Add references to RefWorks directly from websites using direct export (where supported) or use the Save to RefWorks bookmarklet. See Save to RefWorks.
    • From within RefWorks, you can search an external database for references, if enabled by your institution. See Search Databases below.
    • You can add references from folders that are shared with you by other users. See Working with Shared Folders of References, below.
    • When configured by your institution, you can search for references in your local library catalog. When you find an item in your library's catalog that you want to add to RefWorks, select Send to > RefWorks on the item page, or download the reference and upload it to RefWorks. To open your library's catalog from within RefWorks, select Add > Create New Reference and in the Reference Details, select Find full-text using link resolver (your institution may have renamed this link).
    • When configured by your institution, you can search for reference information at Unpaywall link appears for references where DOI is present and located in the Unpaywall database. Depending on reference in Unpaywall, link will offer a new webpage with information or start PDF download.
    To search an external database from within RefWorks:
    The Search Databases option does not appear if disabled by your admin.
    1. Select Search Databases in the Reference Actions area. RefWorks replaces the Reference Actions area with a search bar.

      The search databases option.

      Search Databases
    2. Select the database from drop down. You may search for database if not automatically listed. This field uses auto-complete.
    3. Use the basic search to search all fields, or select Advanced to search in specific fields.
    4. Select anywhere in a result to view details about the reference in the Reference Details. To add results as references, select one or more results and click Import. If you have multiple projects, references will be added to your current project. References are added to the Last Imported tab. To add the selected references directly to a specific folder, select the folder icon and the folder name.

    Manually Adding References

    To manually add a reference:
    1. Select Add > Create New Reference. The Reference Editor appears.

      Reference Editor.

      Reference Editor
      To add a reference directly to a folder, select the folder in the Navigation area and then select Add > Create New Reference.
    2. Select the reference type. The remaining fields on the sidebar change depending on the type you select.
    3. Enter a title or as much of the title as you can. You can optionally select the title_locate.png button in the Title field to have RefWorks match the title with an item in the library. This button is also available after you enter a value in the DOI field, which appears for most reference types (select Add more fields to see this field, if it is available), as well as for the ISSN/ISBN fields. RefWorks shows possible matches at the bottom of the Reference Editor. If you select one, RefWorks completes the title and fills the fields with information from the library. If no suitable match is found, you can enter the rest of the metadata manually.

    When clicking on Title in the suggestion list, the contents of the reference will be replaced. When clicking on ISSN, ISBN or DOI, the contents of the reference will be supplemented. We recommend duplicating a reference before using the Title look up, to prevent any data from being overwritten.

    1. If your reference is a file on your computer, or you have any other associated information in a file, drag and drop the file to the Reference Editor or select Add an attachment to upload the file. For a list of supported file types, see Valid Attachment File Formats.
    2. Enter any required tags for this reference. If any tags currently exist for other references, you can select them. Tags are used for filtering references on the Tags tab in the Navigation area; see Organizing References by Tags.
    3. Fill in as many of the remaining fields that you can.
      • For more information, see Editing References.
      • If you have defined any custom fields (see Configuring Basic Information), you can select Add more fields to add them to the reference and then enter values for them.
      • You can also create and add custom fields while creating or editing the reference. Enter the custom field name in Add more fields and select Add "..." as a custom field.


        Add Custom Field

        The custom field is saved and added to the reference. The custom field is now available to be added to all references.


        New Custom Field
    4. When you are finished, select Save.

    Uploading Files as References

    To upload files to RefWorks:

    Either drag and drop a file into the Main area or select Add > Upload Document and select the file. The file can be in any format.

    The file uploads as a reference with type Generic. RefWorks attempts to automatically extract as much information as it can from the uploaded file. Edit the reference to correct and complete the information.

    If you drag and drop multiple files at one time, a reference is created for each file.

    Importing References

    Users can import references from any reference management service. You can import directly from Mendeley. For other services, such as Zotero, you can import a file that you have exported from that service. 

    To import references:
    1. Select Add > Import references. The Import references page appears.

    Import references page.

    Import references page
    To import references from Mendeley:
    1. Select the Import from Mendeley button and Authorize on the following page.

    2. Sign into your Mendeley account and the import process will be initiated.

    3. The "Import Process Complete" message will inform you how many references were copied. Your Mendeley library will not be altered.

      Go to Last Imported.
    4. Select Go to Last Imported to view imported references.

    Mendeley allows exports of up to 500 references at one time. See here for more information.

    The folder structure will not be automatically imported.

    To import from a reference management service other than Mendeley, or another database or file:
    1. Export a file from that service to one of the following formats: NLM PubMed, RefWorks Tagged, RefWorks XML, RIS or Web of Science. For example:

      • Zotero: Select references and select Export Library from File menu or Export Items… from the right-click menu. Select the RIS format and save the file. Import the file into RefWorks.

      • EndNote:

        • Select Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager and select RefMan (RIS) Export.

        • In your library, select the references, select File > Export, and save the file as RefMan (RIS) Export.

      • ReadCube: From the library view, select the article or articles, select Export to RefMan (RIS) file from the right-click menu, and save the file.

      • Papers: In your library, highlight the references, select File > Export ..., select Refman RIS, and save the file.

      • PubMed: Do one of the following:

        • Select the references that you want to export


        • Select to export all references. Select Save. Select the RIS format and then select Create File. Save the file to your computer.

    2. Drag and drop a file from your computer or select the select a file from your computer option and choose a file to open.

    3. On the Import References modal, RefWorks will recognize your file format and ask how you would like your file imported.

      1. If you would like to change the format, select the search for the format option.

        Import references modal.

        Import References modal search for format.

      2. Choose your format from the dropdown.

        Import References modal choose format.

      3. Select Import.

      4. You can assign references to a folder, or create a new Folder, by selecting the drop-down arrow next to Not in folder. Select if tags should be imported and whether duplicate references should be ignored. Deduplication during import is based on Exact Match for: Author, Title and Year. It is based on the same algorithm as Finding Duplicate References.

        Import references preferences.

      5. Select Import.

      6. If you are importing a large file, you may see the Importing page.

        Importing page.

      7. The Import Process Complete page will appear when the process has completed.

        Import Process Complete page.

    References in imports of 5 MB or larger will appear after a few minutes.

    Adding References via My Research

    See here for details on adding references via My Research.

    Organizing References

    Viewing Your References

    You can view a list of your references, a subset of your references, folders of shared references, or deleted references by searching, or by selecting the relevant tab in the Reference Organization area (see RefWorks User Interface). Each reference includes a unique reference ID (Ref ID).

    Your options for viewing references include the following:

    Reference View Options
    View Description Sortable
    All References All records available in your RefWorks library except those placed in the Trash folder. Yes
    Search Databases Search area to discover items in external databases. Visible if enabled by Institutional Administrator. No
    Last Imported References added within the last 30 days. Select Delete to remove references. They are still available in My Folders (if they were previously placed there). Yes
    Duplicates Find and/or remove duplicate references. See Finding Duplicate References. See last results of your most recent duplicates search. No
    Sharing References shared with you. See Working with Shared Folders of References. Yes
    My Folders References in a specific folder or subfolder, or Not in folder. Subfolders can be nested up to three levels, for example: main > sub1 > sub2 > sub3. Yes
    Tags Search for tags in this area. After selecting a tag, the encoded query string that matches references associated with that tag displays in the basic search box. Yes
    Trash Deleted references are moved to the Trash folder. You can restore references using the Undo action. To permanently remove a set of references, select the relevant references and select Delete > Delete selected, and then select Yes in the confirmation dialog box. To remove all references, select Delete > Delete all. Yes
    Search Use the basic search to search all fields, including text in an attached PDF (provided the PDF is properly OCRed). In the basic search, enter a tag name or any search string. After entering your search criteria, your search appears as an encoded query string in the basic search box and the matching references display in the center pane.
    Use Advanced for a more customized search such as searching in specific fields, or folders, or by entering an encoded query string. If advanced queries are enabled, the search text appears in blue.

    Enable Advanced Queries
    You can enter an encoded query string directly in the basic search field. For example, to search for a reference that is not in a folder and that contains the author "Rowling" and the tag "mandatory", the search string is _missing_:collectionIds (authors:(rowling) reference.tags:(mandatory)). For a list of how to format an advanced query, see RefWorks Reference Fields and Types.

    The number of references which appear on the page is displayed at the top of the page. You can change the number of references displayed per page, and switch between view options. Select Customize for Normal and Full views to display the Folders and Tags checkboxes. Clearing the checkboxes hides the folders and tags from the list of references. Pagination on the bottom of the page enables you to move between reference pages.

    • Normal view – A minimalist view. Each reference's associated folders and tags display, whether the reference was added by another user, as well as an icon if access to the full text is available. Users can see when the reference was Added or last Modified, depending on which view criterion is applied: Date added, or Date modified.

      References Normal View.

      References Normal View
    • Table view – Another minimalist view. References display in a table for easy sorting. Table View does not allow for sorting by Date added. When switching to Table view from any other view which displays Date added, references will be resorted by Date. All visible columns, except for Issue and Pages enable sorting in the table header row.

      Table View.

      Table View
    • Full view – An expanded view with details, displaying Date Published, Date Added and Date Modified, regardless of which criterion is applied. Select a tag to refresh the page with all references associated with the tag. Select the text link to view the full text, if available. Select any other field to open the Reference Editor and edit that field.

      References Full View.

      Full View
    • Citation view – A bibliographic view. References are displayed in chosen citation style. Select the gear icon  settings_icon.png in the view options menu to select your preferred style.

      RefWorks highlights missing fields that are required or recommended by the selected citation style. Select the highlighted area to open the Reference Editor and edit that field.

      References Citation View.

      Citation View
    If you display a large number of references on one page, especially if you use full view, RefWorks may take a while to display the reference list.

    Accessing Full Text from RefWorks

    When viewing a reference with electronic access to partial or full text, you can access it from the Reference Details. This may be access to the text within the library or on an external site, or the uploaded file.


    Reference Details

    When viewing a list of references in full view, select the text link (if available) to view the text.


    Full View: Links to URL and Uploaded File

    For some references, such as uploaded PDF files and HTML pages, full view of the reference is provided directly in RefWorks. The RefWorks reader enables you to download the document, and for PDF files, it enables you to highlight text passages, and add comments and notes.

    Organizing References by Folders

    To manage the folders for one or more references:

    Select the references and select Assign to Folder. You can assign the selected references to an existing or new folder or remove them from a folder.

    Folders appear in the My Folders tab in the Navigation area. The number of references in a folder appears after each folder name.

    When the My Folders tab is expanded, you can drag and drop references to a folder. In addition, you can use this area to add a folder or a subfolder, or rename, delete, or share a folder. Subfolders can be up to three levels deep, for example main > sub1 > sub2 > sub3. Some of these actions are available in the folder's action menu.


    Additional Folder Actions

    Organizing References by Tags

    To manage the tags for one or more references:

    Select the references and select Add Tags. You can associate the selected references with an existing or new tag or remove their association with a tag.

    When the Tags tab in the Navigation area is expanded, you can drag and drop references onto a tag to associate them with that tag.

    You can also manage tags when editing a reference in the Reference Editor.

    Editing References

    • To edit a single reference - normal view: Select the reference in the Main area. This opens the reference details in the Reference Editor. Select the edit icon edit_icon.png , edit the reference, and select Save. If you have defined any custom fields (see Configuring Basic Information), you can add or edit them as well. For more information, see Manually Adding References.

      When configured by your institution, you can add full text to a reference by searching for the reference in your local library catalog. When you find an item you want to add to RefWorks, select Send to > RefWorks on the item page, or download the text and upload it to the reference. To open your library's catalog from within RefWorks, when editing the reference select Full Text Search (your institution may have renamed this link).

    • To edit a single reference - full or citation view: Select any field in the reference to open the Reference Editor directly in edit mode (you do not have to select the edit icon).

    A rich-text edit bar is available when you select contents within certain text fields (including Title, Alternate Title, Abstract, Notes, and any custom fields that you added to RefWorks).


    Rich Text Edit Bar
    • To edit references in bulk:
    1. Select one or more references and then select Tools > Bulk Edit. The Bulk Edit page appears.


      Bulk Edit
    2. Optionally, select to edit all references and not only the references you selected in step 1.
    3. Select whether to add a field, delete a field, or replace part of a value in a field.
      • Add: either add a field or add to the electronic source fields.
        • Add a field: select Add, select the field name, enter the value, and select what to do if the field already contains a value: leave the value alone, overwrite the value, or append the new value to the existing value. You cannot append a date field. Select Add Data and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
        • Add to the electronic source fields: select Add, select Add to electronic source fields, enter values for Source Name, Source DB, URL, and/or Date Retrieved. Select what to do if the field already contains a value: leave the value alone, overwrite the value, or append the new value to the existing value. Select Add Data and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
      • Delete: select Delete, select the field, select Delete Data, and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
      • Replace: select Replace, select the field, enter the string to replace - you can select whether to match case and/or match a whole word only - and the new string, select Replace Data, and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

    You cannot use regular expressions of any kind in either string: only simple text strings. Every instance of the matching string in the selected field is replaced with the new string.

    Duplicating References

    If you are working on several sections is the same source material, it is helpful to be able to duplicate a reference to save time and only have to change a few fields.

    Attachments are not automatically duplicated and must be attached, if needed.

    To duplicate a reference:
    1. Select the reference you would like to duplicate.
    2. In the Reference pane, click on the Create a duplicate icon.

      Reference pane - Create a duplicate icon..png

      You may also create a duplicate by opening the Reference Editor pane and clicking on Create Duplicate.

      Reference editor - Create duplicate.
    3. Make changes to any field in the Reference Editor and click Save.

      Reference Editor – editing and saving a duplicate reference.png
    4. Your reference is now duplicated with changes you have made.

      Duplicated reference.

    Finding Duplicate References

    If you have many references or you have added references in bulk from several sources, it can be helpful to have RefWorks find any duplicates in your collection..

    • When searching for duplicates in entire Project, folders you own are included in the search, but folders shared with you by another owner are omitted. You may search within each shared folder to find duplicates.
    • Find Duplicates is available in shared folders when the user has “can modify” access. When searching in shared folder, you can delete duplicates and the folder will then be updated with your changes for all users with access.
    • RefWorks will display up to 100 original references per page in search results, plus all associated duplicates.
    To find duplicate references:
    1. When in a Project select Tools > Find Duplicates.

      Tools > Find Duplicates.

      In the left navigation select Duplicates and then Find Duplicates.

      Find Duplicates.

      Find duplicates in project.
      If you are in a specific folder or sub-folder, RefWorks will search for duplicates in that location.

      To look for duplicates in a specific folder or sub-folder, in the My Folders tab in left navigation, select Find Duplicates in the folder action list.

      Find duplicates in folder or sub folder.

    2. Select how you would like RefWorks to prioritize finding your duplicate references by choosing Primary reference determined by:

      1. Completeness - Reference that has the most information available – RefWorks will choose the reference where most metadata fields are populated.

      2. Newest - Reference that was most recently added.

      3. Oldest Reference that was added first.

    3. Select your Matching Settings:

    1. References must match exactly – In this method, the selected fields must match exactly. RefWorks ignores casing, special characters, and the order of Author names.
      If Author, Year, ISBN, ISSN, DOI or Page Number field(s) is/are chosen in conjunction with Title, RefWorks also includes elements that appear empty. For example, selecting Title and Year where Title is found to be a match, but Year is blank in one record and populated in another, will result in a match.
    2. References that are similar - In this method, RefWorks weighs data for similarity for selected fields. If enough items are similar, RefWorks will suggest a match.

    Note: If you select Year, ISBN, ISSN, DOI, or Page Number, close matches will appear for those references where an absolute match is found in the selected fields.

    If Author, Year, ISBN, ISSN, DOI or Page Number field(s) is/are chosen in conjunction with Title, RefWorks also includes elements that appear empty. For example, selecting Title and Year where Title is found to be a match, but Year is blank in one record and populated in another, will result in a match.

    RefWorks “References that are similar” match is based on the Levenshtein Algorithm.

    1. Select the fields you would like to use; Title, Author and Year fields are pre-selected, but not required.

    2. Click Find Duplicates. You will be informed that a deduplication request has started and will see a Finding duplicates progress message in left navigation under Duplicates. You are not required to stay on this page or be logged into RefWorks while the process is running. The deduplication time varies based on the number of records and match criteria, and will run in its entirety until it is complete.

      Deduplication Request.

      If you are searching for duplicates in a shared folder, you will first see the following message, with a choice to abandon or proceed.

      Shared Folder Deduplication Request.

    3. After the deduplication request is completed, you can click on the Process completed See results link in left navigation under Duplicates.

      Deduplication Process Completed.

    4. If any duplicates are found, they are indented, marked with red bar and pre-selected to make them easy to identify.

      Duplicate references search results page.

      Any time after performing a Find Duplicates search, you can click on See last results to view the most recent Duplicate References search results.

      See Last Results.

      You may choose to move all duplicate references on the current search result page to trash, or move all duplicate references on all search results pages to trash.

      Move Duplicate References to Trash.

      The Find Duplicates how-to video can be viewed here.

    Restoring Deleted References

    If you deleted a reference from any folder or tab other than the Deleted tab, you can restore it. To restore a reference go to the Deleted tab, select the references to restore, and select Undo.

    Restore Selected References button

    Restore Selected References Button

    Copying References from RefWorks to Your Document

    When citing your references in a document, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, you can use RefWorks to format one or more of your references for easy insertion into the document. You can insert a single reference or multiple references, and you can insert them inline and/or as a bibliography. You can select an out-of-the-box citation style (RefWorks or CSL style) or create your own style.

    To manage styles, see Managing Citation Styles.

    It is easy to create references in RefWorks to copy to your document, but it is even easier to add references while working in your document using a RefWorks add-on: In addition, you can manage references in a document using one of these add-ons (delete, re-add, re-style, and so forth).

    To create a bibliography from one or more references:
    1. While viewing a list of references, select the desired references (or select none to use all references) and select Create Bibliography > Create bibliography. The following page appears:

      A generated bibliography.

      Create Bibliography
    2. Optionally select a different citation style. By default, the bibliography appears in the last style you used in RefWorks.

      There are three drop-down lists that help you find styles: Recent Styles, a custom list, and Institutional. You can mark a style as a favorite by selecting the star icon next to the style in a list. The style then appears in the Favorite styles drop-down list, which appears if there is at least one style marked as a favorite. To remove a favorite from the list, clear the star icon. The style is removed from the Favorites list when RefWorks is refreshed.

      A list of favorite bibliographic styles.

      Favorite Styles
    3. Select Copy to Clipboard and paste it into your document.

    Bibliography numbering and sorting is limited to 2000 references when using RefWorks citation styles. CSL styles numbering and sorting is limited to 500 references. After the limit is reached, numbering and sorting restarts.

    To insert one or more inline citations (with or without a bibliography).
    1. While viewing a list of references, select Create Bibliography > Quick Cite. A dialog box appears.
    2. Select a citation style and select Continue....

      If you require numbered references, we recommend creating citations and a bibliography within Word or Google Docs. Using Quick Cite, you must enter numbers or correct them manually in your document.

      Select a quick cite citation style.

      Quick Cite, Citation Style Tab
    3. To insert all citations, select Continue to bibliography.

      To select specific citations, select the relevant citations and select Continue to bibliography.

      The quick cite insert citations tab.

      Quick Cite, Insert Citations Tab
    4. Select Copy to Clipboard and paste it into your document.

      The quick cite bibliography tab.

      Quick Cite, Bibliography Tab

    Sharing References and Working with Shared References

    You can share folders of references with specific users and/or (when enabled) all other users at your institution and can view folders of references that are shared with you or your institution. You can view the references that have been shared with you, and in some cases add comments or change the references. If you want to edit or export references that have been shared with you, you must first copy them to your own reference folders.

    Sharing Folders of References

    To share folders:
    1. Select Share > Share folder

      OR in the Sharing area of the Reference Organization, select Share a folder;

      OR in the My Folders area select Share folder in the row action list.

      The Sharing Settings dialog box appears.

      Sharing Settings
    2. In the Settings for area, select the folder to share.
    3. In the Settings for area, select whether to share the folder only with the email addresses you enter in the Shared with area, or with all users at your institution. You can change this at a later time.
    4. In the Public URL area, select Create Public URL to create a URL that you can use to share the contents of folders and sub-folders with others who do not have a RefWorks account.
      Users who view publicly shared folders with the URL have limited access:
      • Access is read-only – they cannot edit, add, or delete references (but they can export references).
      • They can create bibliographies from a limited list of available citation styles.
    5. Select Remove URL to delete the URL and remove public access to the folder.
    6. In the Shared with area, enter the email addresses with which you want to share the folder. For each address, select whether the user:
      • Can read – Read references only.
      • Can annotate – Read and add comments and highlights to references.
      • Can modify – Add and remove references, add notes to references, and read and annotate attached supported PDF files.

      You can optionally enter a message to the user. The user receives an email notifying them about the invitation.

      You can view users with whom you have already shared the folder, and can change or remove their access.

    7. When you are done, select Done.

    To unshare the folder at any time, select Unshare Folder on the Sharing Settings dialog box and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

    Working with Shared Folders of References

    When a folder is shared with you, you receive an email indicating this. You can view the folder in the Sharing tab in RefWorks. All folders shared with you from a single institution are grouped together.

    Folders shared by the institution.

    All Folders Shared by ProQuest University

    To view the references in a shared folder, you must accept the invitation: select Join in the folder's row.

    A list of shared folders.

    Folders Shared by ProQuest University

    The folder appears in your Reference Organization in the Sharing area. All tags for references in this folder are added to your list of current tags.

    • You can view the references and citations of shared folders. When enabled by the person who shared the folder, you can also add comments and notes to the citations or even remove or add citations to the references.
    • To export these references or to synchronize shared citations with Dropbox (when enabled by your institution, see Configuring Site Settings), you must copy the references to your own list of references: drag and drop the references to a folder or select Assign to Folder.
    • You can remove your own access to a shared folder using the action menu in the folder's row. If you remove your own access to a shared folder, any tags that are associated only with references in that folder are removed from your list of tags.

    Exporting References to a File

    You can export your references so that another user can import them without logging in to your account, or in order to import them to another citation manager. Also see Importing References.

    To export references:
    1. Navigate to the folder you want to export, or from All References, or from any search results, select Share > Export references. The Export references dialog box appears.


      Export References
    2. Select whether to export all references in the current folder / search results or only selected references.
    3. Select the output format: BibTeX, RIS, tab-delimited, or XML.
    4. Select Export. The references are exported, including their field names and Ref ID. In a tab-delimited file, the first row contains the field names.

    Working with Projects

    Managing Projects

    You can create projects in RefWorks. Projects enable you to maintain separate reference collections for different research projects.
    To manage projects:
    1. Select the arrow next to your project in the header and select Manage projects.
      The menu option to manage projects.
      Manage projects
      The My Projects page appears:
      The list of projects.
      My Projects
    2. To create a new project, select Create a new Project. The following appears:
      The create a new project pane.
      Create a new Project
    3. Enter a name for the project and select Save.
      The project is added to the list of projects. You can navigate between projects from the Project Menu at the top of the page.
    4. To rename or delete a project select Actions > Rename or Actions > Delete.
    To move references from one project to another:
    • Using the Export References feature:
      1. Select Share > Export references to export references from the project.
      2. Navigate to the project into which the references should be imported.
      3. Select Add > Import to import the references.
    • Using a Shared Folder (This method may be faster for a large number of references):
      1. In the project from which you want to move references, create a new folder (My Folders > Add Folder).
      2. Select the references you want to move, and move them to the new folder.
      3. Under My folders, select the folder, and under the More Options menu, select Sharing settings. The Sharing Settings window opens.
      4. Select Anyone within your organization may join this folder, and select Done.
      5. From the Project Menu, select the project to which you want to move the references.
      6. Join the shared folder (Sharing > Folders at your university > Join).
      7. Move the references from the shared folder to folders in the project.
      8. Leave the shared folder (Sharing > [Name of shared folder] > Leave Shared Folder).
      9. From the Project Menu, select the original project.
      10. Stop sharing the folder (Sharing > [Name of shared folder] > Only invited people may access), and select Done.
    To set a project as the current project:
    Perform one of the following to set a project as the current project:
    • From the Manage Projects page, select Actions > Set as Current Project for the project.
    • Select the project name. The project is set as the current project and its page is opened.
    The following additional functions are available to be used with Projects:
    • The Write-n-Cite and Google Docs add-ons use references from your current project. To change the project, navigate to the relevant project within RefWorks. 
    • When searching in a database and using the Export to RefWorks feature and in RefWorks Citation Manager you can select the project that you want to use.
      Import to RefWorks
    Documents can use references from only one project.

    Sharing Projects

    You can share your projects with other users of RefWorks. This gives them full permissions within the project, including adding, deleting, and modifying folders and references. Any shared owner of the project can delete the project, as long as it is not the current project of any shared owner.
    Collaborating in a document via a shared project is not supported in Write-n-Cite.
    Sharing a project enables you to work collaboratively with other project owners when using RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM). A document with citations from the shared project can be emailed between users to which each owner can contribute. Each collaborator works on the document separately and then emails it to the other owners for further work, rather than multiple users simultaneously editing the document.
    Reference IDs within a project are unique. Therefore, when you add a reference to a shared project, it may receive a RefID that is not consecutive to the last RefID of a reference you created.
    You share a project by selecting Share this Project:
    • From the Project Menu:
      The option to share this project.
      Share Project from Project Menu
    • From a project’s Actions button on the My Projects page (Project Menu > Manage Projects):
      The option to share a project from the action button.
      Share Project from Action Button
    The Project Sharing Settings page appears, displaying the people with whom the project is shared.
    Project Sharing Settings
    The following actions are available from this page:
    • To share the project with a member, enter an email address in the Invite Members to Join field and select Done.
    • To unshare the project with a member, select Remove next to the member’s email address and select Done.
    • To unshare the project with all members, select Unshare Project.
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