UNC Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will end August 31, 2017
Removing duplicates / Group Code / What is RefShare? / Modifying Output Styles / Moving to and from RefWorks / Using your iPad / What if I'm using a different citation manager, not RefWorks? / Can't download citations / RefWorks and Excel / Is RefWorks compatible with my web browser?
To remove duplicates from your RefWorks library, follow these steps:
It is important to scan over the records that RefWorks selects and make sure that it only removes duplicates. If you do not do this then it is possible that you will delete references that you did not want to remove.
Group codes are used by some institutions to help RefWorks identify a user's affiliation. When you go through the HSL's website to access RefWorks, if you are off-campus, you will have to enter your Onyen and password. This verifies that you're affiliated with UNC and will not need to enter a group code. If you go directly to RefWorks from the web, you may have to enter a group code.
To avoid encountering this, you can either:
RefShare is a feature that allows you to easily share references and folders from your RefWorks account with colleagues both inside and outside of the UNC community. You may want to use this feature for collaborative student projects, reading lists or faculty publications lists.
To use RefShare:
For more detailed instructions, visit the link provided:
Note that even if you share a folder, your collaborators will not be able to add or edit references. If you are collaborating with others on a project and need them to be able to edit a RefWorks library, we recommend setting up a new individual account that can be accessed by all members of the group. If you need help with this, feel free to Ask a Librarian.
You may run into a situation where you need to have a customized output style for say submission to a journal. We cannot exactly counsel you on how to do that here, but here are the basic steps that you need to go through.
Remember do not hesitate to contact us for help with this if you're confused or unsure how to get the output style to suit your needs.
First you will need to save your RefWorks library for importing into another reference manager:
Once you have this file, you can import your RefWorks references into another reference manager:
You can access RefWorks with Safari on your iPad and import, edit, and organize references as you normally would. Two issues you may encounter:
1) Saving references from PubMed: Since you cannot download text files from Safari without an app, if you try to save a text file as you normally would with PubMed it will open a new browser window that shows the text that RefWorks would normally read. There are two ways around this:
2) Inserting citations into papers: RefWorks and Write n Cite do not work with the iPad's Pages application. If you would like to write a paper on your iPad and insert citations with RefWorks, Google Docs is an option. Elsewhere on this guide we have more instructions on getting RefWorks to work with Google Docs.
Switching to RefWorks from Another Citation Manager: Using another citation manager, like EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley, and want to switch over to RefWorks? This guide from the HSL takes you through the process step-by-step.
You may want to output the contents of your database to Excel so you can keep notes on the references. This is very useful when doing systematic reviews. To do this follow these steps:
RefWorks is compatible with the following web browsers:
In general, RefWorks works best with Firefox. If you are having difficulty using RefWorks with any of the other browsers, try using Firefox and see if that clears up your difficulties.