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New RefWorks for Fordham University: Drag & Drop, Import, or Manually Create References

As of May 12, 2017 please use the New ProQuest RefWorks

Adding References Manually

To add an item to RefWorks, click the Add a reference icon  at the top of the page. If you plan on adding the item to an existing collection, click on the collection first, then click the Add a reference icon .

You'll have three options:

  • Upload or Drag & Drop a document
  • Import references
  • Create new reference

Multiple Documents Tip:  Select and drag them all at once. RefWorks will create separate items for each.

Regardless of which option you choose, RefWorks will use its document recognition feature to auto-complete the bibliographic data.  

You can manually edit reference fields and add supplemental fields by using the Add More Fields drop-down box at the bottom of the page. 

Once you have manually added your item using one of these options, click Save.


Drag & Drop or Upload from your Computer

If you want to add your documents to a specific collection, make sure you’re viewing the collection first, then drag and drop the files. Otherwise, drag and drop documents in the All Documents view, then add them to a collection once they are uploaded.

If you’re dragging multiple files, RefWorks will create a separate item for each document. 

Note: This option allows you to upload only one document at a time.

Regardless of how you add your documents, RefWorks will try to recognize and populate the bibliographic data using our document authority.  RefWorks will present you with possible matches, YOU must select which one to use to populate the reference fields.

If no reference information is provided, you can manually enter the information.  Make sure to click the Save button to save the reference information.

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries

Walsh Library  ♦  Rose Hill Campus  ♦  718-817-3586   
Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3061   ♦   text 71-TXTX-1284