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RefWorks Citation Manager: Edit Citations

Why Would I Want to Edit a Citation?

There are a number of good reasons to want to modify the citation information for a record. Here are a few:

  • Occasionally, RefWorks has difficulty interpreting metadata or there is something wrong with the information, such as someone's name in all capital letters; so, you will want to correct it so that your citation is correct.
  • RefWorks will not always grab a pdf and save it along with the citation. You easily can do this manually by downloading the pdf, then adding the attachment while in edit mode.
  • You may have your own tags to assign to a source or want to make notes.

Getting to the Edit Mode

1) Click on the record you want to modify.

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2) Click on "Edit the selected document" in the column on the right.

Click on the pencil to "Edit the selected document".

 

There are two ways to edit citations: auto-fixing and manually editing them. Keep reading to learn how to do each of these.

Auto-Fixing Citations

1) Make corrections by using auto-fix.
Click on the lightning bolt to "Find and complete a reference using the title.

2) Save!
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Manually Editing Citations

1) Modify and annotate the record yourself.

Type in your own corrections.

2) Save!
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Video Tutorials from RefWorks