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RefWorks: Add References

Explore RefWorks, a web based reference manager available to staff and students of the university.

Using Folders

You can create folders to organise your references. For example you could create one folder per subject, assignment or topic.

 To create a folder:

  1. Click on the New Folder button.
  2. Enter a name in the text box and click Create.

New Folder

 To create a sub-folder:

  1. Click on the New Folder button.
  2. Click on the Create sub-folder link.
  3. Select a Parent folder for your sub-folder and enter a name in the New Folder Name text box.
  4. Click the Create button to save your sub-folder.



  • There is no limit on the number of folders or sub-folders you can create within your RefWorks account.
  • A single reference can be added to many folders.

How to find the full-text of a journal article


Once you have added references to your RefWorks library, The Find it @ UniMelb  button will allow you to connect to the full text.

Adding References Manually


1. Click the New Reference button.

New Reference


2. Select an output style from the Fields used by menu, such as APA 6th.

Select a style


3. Select a Reference Type, such as Journal Article.

Select a reference type


4. Enter information for the reference in the fields displayed (RefWorks will only display the fields needed for the citation style you selected).

Enter information in the fields


5. Use the Add to folder menu to select a folder to store your reference in.

Add to folder


6. Click the Save Reference button.

Save Reference