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Adding items from the library catalog
There is a quick, simple direct export for RefWorks built into the individual record screens in the UNC-Chapel Hill online catalog. When you've found an item in the catalog, just look for the Refworks link on the right side of the page.
Adding journal articles
You can export citations from hundreds of different library databases directly into RefWorks. The RefWorks Help File has specific directions for many of these databases.
Adding from Google Scholar
First, always search Google Scholar from the Scholar search box on the main library web page. This will allow RefWorks to use the library proxy server when you import Scholar references into RefWorks. Additionally, starting from the library web page will mean you also automatically have direct access, both on and off campus, to subscription articles already paid for through the library.
Next, you'll need to set your Google Scholar preferences to enable exporting to RefWorks. Go to Google Scholar and click on the Settings link in the upper right corner. Look for the Bibliography Manager section and set it to Refworks. Now your search results will have Refworks export links.
Repairing links to full text articles
Often, records downloaded from library databases such as ERIC or PsycInfo will include links to an article or links back to the record within the database itself. If you try to use one of these links from off-campus, the link might not work since the database does not know that you are affiliated with Carolina. You can manually enter our proxy server stem in front of such links, and this should allow you to access the linked item if Carolina has paid for a subscription. For example:
1. You have a link to: http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&an=EJ679466
2. In order to access this from off-campus, you can insert the proxy server stem in front of the URL. The proxy server stem is http://libproxy.lib.unc.edu/login?url=
3. Your completed URL will be: http://libproxy.lib.unc.edu/login?url=http:// search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&an=EJ679466
These tools are also available from within your RefWorks accounts. Click on the "help" link at the top of your RefWorks screen, then select an option.