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Use RefWorks: Formatting Papers using RefID

 

You can cite references in your paper using the RefIDs that RefWorks assigns to the references in your database. This can be done while you are not connected to your RefWorks database (offline) or by consulting your RefWorks database. Directions for both methods are located below.

 

To insert in-text citation references (offline, NOT connected to RefWorks):

  1. First, you need to create a list of your references and their RefIDs.
  2. Under the Tools menu, select "Export References"
  3. Choose which references you'd like exported
  4. Mark "Citation List"
  5. Click the "Export to Text File" button
  6. A new window containing the citation list will appear - included will be the RefID, Author(s), Title and Publication Date for the citations
  7. Now that you have your citation list with RefIDs, you can manually insert the references to the appropriate citations in your paper
  8. In your Word document, place the cursor where you'd like your citation to appear
  9. Insert the RefID for the correct citation in between two sets of curly brackets (example: {{152}} )
  10. Once you've inserted all of your references, follow the directions for formating your paper/creating a bibliography, below.

To insert in-text citation references (online, connected to RefWorks):

  1. In your RefWorks database, look at the reference list you will be using for your paper (either your "All References" view or a particular folder)
  2. On the left hand side of the list (to the right of the checkbox), you'll see the RefID information for each citation
  3. In your Word document, place the cursor where you'd like your citation to appear
  4. Insert the RefID for the correct citation in between two sets of curly brackets (example: {{152}} )
  5. Once you've inserted all of your references, follow the directions for formating your paper/creating a bibliography, below.

To Format the Paper/Create a Bibliography:

  1. Save the document you have just edited
  2. Click the bibliography button in the RefWorks toolbar
  3. Select the output style you'd like to use
  4. Browse and select the document you've just saved
  5. Click the "Bibliography" button