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New RefWorks: Getting Information into RefWorks

This update to RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

Need Help?

Have questions regarding the new RefWorks?  Contact a librarian for help.

E-mail us or telephone the library's Research Desk at 1- 304-293-6810

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

In addition, the new RefWorks Support Pages are available at any time.

More information about upgrading to the new RefWorks can be found at:



New RefWorks Webinars

We offer several webinars on many different topics each month. Below are links to our schedule of upcoming sessions and recordings of recent ones.

Upcoming sessions and recordings

Informational webinars presented by the RefWorks Product Manager and recordings of past ones can be found at:

Save articles from the Web using Save to RefWorks

RefWorks has an easy to use tool that installs in any web browser called the Save to RefWorks button.  The Save to RefWorks button grabs information from any web page – in some cases a complete article – and adds it to your RefWorks library. 

To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the More icon  and select Tools.   Simply drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser.  Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.

You can save a set of search results or an individual article - the choice is yours.  You can easily edit metadata prior to importing into RefWorks.

Sync My Database

Each time you launch Write-N-Cite, it will download any new or edited references and output styles.  When you add data to your RefWorks account while you are working on a paper, your changes will become available as you work.  If you feel that your changes haven’t yet arrived you may wish to request that Write-N-Cite syncs with your RefWorks database.

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To sync your database:

1. Click the RefWorks tab from the Word ribbon.

2. Click Sync My Database.