Answered By: Jillian Silverberg
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022     Views: 22

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.  


New RefWorks includes a number of built-in features that make manually adding references such as books or journal articles a snap. Follow the steps below.

To manually add a reference: 

1. Login to your RefWorks account from a web browser on your computer.

2. Hover your cursor over the + Add button (plus sign at the top left). Select Create New Reference.


3. Select the reference type that suits your needs. The available fields will change depending on your selection. In the example below, I selected Journal Article as my reference type.


4. Be sure to refer to your chosen citation style's formatting guide for guidance. See the AMA OR APA guides for assistance.

Enter the title of the reference. To the right of the box, select the blue Locate button title_locate.png. RefWorks will display possible matches at the bottom of the pane. If you select one, RefWorks will fill in the remaining fields with the appropriate bibliographic information. You can also use the locate button with a DOI. 

Alternatively, you can manually add the required reference information.


Regardless of the method you choose, be sure to verify that the information is correct. Check dates, editions (if the reference is a book), volume & issue numbers (if it is a journal article), and URLs.

5. You can select Add More Fields to add additional fields to the reference. 

6. When you are done, select Save to complete the process.


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide:

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