RefWorks is a cloud-based tool (comparable to and compatible with EndNote and Zotero) that builds and organizes a personal database of citations found through research by importing the citations from online resources including: online library systems (OneSearch), online resources to which the Baylor Libraries subscribe, PDFs, and web pages. Citations can be collected from online resources or added manually, organized in folders, incorporated into research papers, and automatically formatted for end notes or footnotes or bibliographies using specified styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
RefWorks uses a rich database structure which gives users the ability to add detailed notes and other information to individual citations and PDFs. Because this information is stored in a database, a researcher's RefWorks account becomes her personal research database, which can be searched for needed information.
Additionally, all or part of a RefWorks account can be shared with others -- including individuals not affiliated with Baylor University -- with whom a researcher may be collaborating.
If you have an existing RefWorks account, easily migrate your account to new RefWorks by doing the following:
You can continue to use/access your legacy RefWorks account by logging in to http://www.refworks.com/refworks. Note; Any changes you make in your legacy account will not be transferred to your new account; nor will changes you make in your new account be transferred to your legacy account.
Below is a key to the main RefWorks menu.
Setting up different projects in your RefWorks account enables you to work collaboratively with others on specific research activities. Note, don't substitute projects for "folders". If there's no need to work collaboratively with other researchers, there may be little value for you to create separate projects. The video below provides more details.