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NCU Library's preferred research management tool.

Save articles from the Web using Save to RefWorks

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 any web page – in some cases a complete article – and adds it to your RefWorks library. 

To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the More icon  and select Tools.   Simply drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser.  Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.

RefWorks screenshot with the Tools link highlighted.

You can save a set of search results or an individual article - the choice is yours.  You can easily edit metadata prior to importing into RefWorks.

Save to RefWorks

Using the new RefWorks platform, there is a new feature called Save to RefWorks.

Save to RefWorks is a tool that you install in your internet browser's bookmark/favorites bar (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chome). Once installed in your bookmark bar, you can easily save citations from Library databases and websites, such as Google Scholar, PubMed and more. If the full text is available from a website, RefWorks will save it. When you add citations from NCU Library Databases, you will see a link in the RefWorks citation that says "Find full text using link resolver."

For users of the new RefWorks platform, we recommend using Save to RefWorks instead of using direct export. 

For step-by-step instructions on installing and using the Save to RefWorks tool, visit Using Save to RefWorks to Capture Citations, Articles and Full-text on the Web.

View the Capturing Research with Save to RefWorks video below: