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RefWorks Instructions: Organize with Folders

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- it's designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Organizing with Folders

Using folders in RefWorks

Create folders helps you categorize based on specific subjects, projects, or classes. There is no limit to the number of references or folders you may have in your account and the same reference may be placed in more than one folder.

To create a new folder:

  1. Click the New Folder button below the toolbar.


  2. Name the folder and click create

Putting References in Folders

Moving References into folders:

  1. After importing a reference, click the Organize & Share Folders tab.
  2. Select a citation by checking the box located to the left, just above the title.
  3. Click the folder icon, and select a folder.
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  4. RefWorks will then confirm that your reference has been moved.

Organizing Existing Folders

Once you have finished with a folder, you can edit, delete or share the folder.

  • Click on the Organize & Share Folders tab