Answered By: Jillian Silverberg
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022     Views: 348

This FAQ is about the New (Blue) version of RefWorks, released to Quinnipiac in 2020. If you are currently using the Legacy (Orange) version of RefWorks, please consider migrating to the newer, more full-featured version, using these instructions. Information about the Legacy version can be found here.  


RefWorks has an easy-to-use tool that installs in any web browser called the Save to RefWorks button. The Save to RefWorks button grabs information from almost any web page* and adds it to your RefWorks library. Be sure to verify the collected information before completing the process!

Note: The tool is not perfect and you need to fill in any missing fields before saving the reference to RefWorks. Furthermore, be sure to review the information the fills in each field to confirm that it is correct.


*Note: The tool does not work well on websites with ads embedded into the webpages.  Be sure to refer to your preferred citation style's formatting guidelines for manually creating a citation in RefWorks.


Adding 'Save to RefWorks' to your Browser

1. Login into your New RefWorks account

2. Click on the Tools tab (gear icon) from the top tool bar and select Tools.

3. From the available options, click the blue button that says Install Save to RefWorks.


4. Drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser's Bookmarks/Favorites bar. You will have to make your toolbar visible before dragging the button. Every browser has a different method for this, but it is usually done from the View menu.

Once you’ve installed the button, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.


Saving a webpage to RefWorks

Go to a webpage. In the example below, I went to a page at

1. When you have found the page you wish to save to RefWorks, click the Save to RefWorks button that you added to your Bookmarks/Favorites bar.

2. A box will appear on the right side of the page titled ProQuest RefWorks. This box contains all of the page's relevant bibliographic information.

Review the information about the web page. Be sure that the Type of Reference is listed as "web page". Make any necessary edits or inclusions prior to importing the reference into RefWorks.  This is an important step since what RefWorks can capture varies from web page to web page

2. Click Save to RefWorks.

3. Select a Project. You can also assign the reference to a specific folder. If you do not, it will send the reference to the Not in Folder folder by default.

4. Click Import to finish the process.  


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide:

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