Citation managers allow you to save links and information about the books, articles, websites, videos, and other items you use in your research. Using a citation manager allows you to keep all of your sources in one place so that you can easily find them later. Many citation managers have extra features that allow you to create a bibliography, store items in folders, save PDFs, tag sources, and more.
Wofford provides access to RefWorks, a citation manager that works within OneSearch, our library catalog. You can also import citations for sources you find outside of OneSearch. This page will walk you through creating an account with RefWorks, importing sources, managing folders and tags, and creating a bibliography. If you have questions, just ask a librarian!
Wofford gives students and faculty free access to ProQuest RefWorks, a citation manager tool that works with OneSearch. To create an account, go to OneSearch, click on the folder icon in the top right corner, and use your Wofford email to create an account.
To add items from OneSearch to RefWorks, click on the folder icon next to the item name. The folder icon will turn red when it is successfully saved to your working folder.
When you are done saving items, click on the folder icon in the upper right corner of OneSearch.
If you are not already logged in, you can log in to RefWorks by following the sign up link in your OneSearch folder.
Once you are logged in, clicking on the OneSearch folder will automatically import your saved items into RefWorks. Make sure to import all items from your folder before you finish your OneSearch session because saved items will be removed from your OneSearch folder after a period of inactivity.
To add items to a folder if RefWorks, use the checkboxes to select items for the folder. Then click on the folder icon in the icon bar and choose "Create a folder."
Choose a name for your new folder, then click "Create Folder."
You can access your folders in the left column of RefWorks.
You can also label items in RefWorks with tags. For example, you might want to tag items with your class number, the name of the assignment, or other information that will make it easy for you to find the article or book later. To create a tag, click on the item's checkbox, then look on the right side of the page for the "Add Tag" section.
RefWorks will suggest tags, or you can create your own. You can use multiple tags for each item. Make sure to save your edits by clicking the save button in the top right of the panel.
You can access all of your tagged items from the link in the left sidebar.
To create a bibliography or works cited page using RefWorks, select all the items you want in the bibliography using the checkboxes, then click the quotation mark icon in the top bar. Select "Create Bibliography" from the drop down menu.
Choose your citation style from the drop down menu. Be very careful that you choose the correct edition and style for your class - ask your instructor or check your assignment sheet if you are unsure which style to use.
RefWorks will generate a works cited list. Click the "Copy to Clipboard" button, then paste the citations into your document. Don't forget to check the citations! Sometimes RefWorks will add in extra spaces, have incorrect punctuation or capitalization, or will leave out important information. RefWorks can make the process of creating a bibliography easier, but it is your responsibility to make sure that the citations are correct before you submit your paper.