Create folders to organize references in RefWorks any way you like: by course, project, assignment, etc.
Click My Folders, then Add a folder
Name your folder and click Save.
To create subfolders, mouse over a folder name, then click the 3 vertical dots to the right of a folder name, then click Add a subfolder.
You may create as many levels of subfolders as you like (ie, subfolders, sub-subfolders, etc.)
Click the sorted by drop-down menu at the top right of your list of references
Change the sort to any of the options listed
You new sort should be maintained across sessions.
Select the folder you wish to search for duplicates in, or select All Documents
Click the 3 vertical dots near the top of the RefWorks window
Select Find duplicates
Select Strict Match or Fuzzy Match
Click Find Duplicates
Delete duplicates, as desired
Important note: Be very careful to not delete duplicates that may already be associated with a Word document or Google Docs document. Deleting these could corrupt your document.
Click the magnifying glass icon near the top of the RefWorks window to search all fields in your RefWorks database
Better: click Advanced, where you can:
- Search by field (title, author, etc.)
- Search within the text of attachments (ie, article PDFs)
- Search within particular folders or subfolders.
You may wish to attach files to references in your RefWorks database, such as article PDFs or other files
Click on a reference in your database, so you see the full reference on the right side of the RefWorks window
Click the pencil icon at the top right of the reference
Click Add an attachment ...
Navigate to a file on your computer and click Open
To view or annotate the file, click Read, which now appears with the reference