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RefWorks: Organizing References

Creating Folders

Organize your references by creating folders for specific subjects, projects, or classes. There is no limit to the number of references or folders you may have in your account. A reference may be kept in more than one folder.

To create a new folder:

  • Click on  in the toolbar toward the top of the screen.
  • Name the folder
  • Then click Create

Moving References into Folders

To move a reference into a folder, follow these steps:

  • Check the box located to the left of the brief citation.
  • Click on the icon to select a folder from the drop-down list.
  • Once you have selected your folder, RefWorks will confirm that your reference has been moved.

NOTE: You can put one reference in multiple folders.

Default Folders

Your RefWorks account comes with 2 folders already set up:

"Last Imported" Folder

Last Imported contains the references from your most recent import. When your import is complete, you can view your imported references by clicking on the "View Last Imported Folder" button:

These references are automatically replaced the next time you import references.

You can also find this folder from the list in the right-hand column.

"Deleted References" Folder

Deleted References contains references that you have deleted. References in this folder will be automatically and permanently deleted after 30 days. NOTE: You can un-delete references in this folder. Any un-deleted references will be restored with any folder information, attachments, etc.

You can find this folder by hovering over the View tab (in the toolbar at the top of the screen) and clicking on Deleted References: