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The University of Bolton Library


Managing your references

RefWorks provides a range of ways to capture and organise references. 


Saving articles from the web

The Save to RefWorks button is an easy-to-use tool that you can install in your web browser to bookmark web pages and online books and articles. Find out how to enable it here.


Drag & Drop and Manual references

If you want to create a reference, say using the publication information from a printed book, you can manually Create A New Reference. Alternatively, you can upload a document such as a PDF and RefWorks will create a reference automatically (though you may need to make some manual adjustments).  


Importing your existing references

If you've used another reference management tool in the past, such as the older version of RefWorks, or EndNote, Zotero etc, you can import your existing references into RefWorks


Organising references with Folders

Once you have references in your RefWorks account, you can organise them with folders