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Import citations into RefWorks and learn how to place in-cite citations into a sample paper
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Learning Outcomes

Students will know:

How to import references from library databases, google scholar, and library one search into RefWorks

How to cite references within the text of a sample document and create a bibliography.


Lesson Plan

Credit to Chris Horn who highlights this process in the tutorial showing how Write-n-Cite can be used to incorporate citations without downloading a plug-in.  The tutorial is featured in the box on the left margin - For Additional Help.

Overview - RefWorks – a tool for organizing references, compiling bibliographies, facilitating citation

Import References

Check citations for accuracy:

  • Click on magnifying glass.
  • Click Edit and select bibliographic reference style.  
  • Reference – see what APA reference requires. 
  • Clicking over the item gives the rule for including this reference in your selected style. 
  • Repeat through all the citations to check for accuracy.
  • Very important step to do after every import.  May not format currectly otherwise.

Create a new folder to import records.

Import from catalog or library one search

  • Mark citations
  • Go to marked list
  • Export to RefWorks
  • Import from ProQuest

Demonstrate how to use the one line/cite view to see how to do the easy way.

Create a Bibliography from the in-text citations     


Writing sample

Balanced healthy nutrition serves as an important factor in human and animal diets and affects their well-being. Research has found that including essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, probiotics, and other vital nutrients into food can have a positive impact on overall health of all living organisms. People are now striving for their diets and diets of their house pets and farm animals to become more natural and organic. On the negative side, chemical additives in foods and industrial pollution, as well as regular use of pesticides and insecticides, affect the global environment to the degree that no longer can be ignored. What is the correlation of well-balanced nutrition and healthy environment, and human and animal wellness? What is the role of healthy foods and natural remedies, including herbals, in preventing and treating human and animal diseases, as well as reducing environmental toxins? How can the negative effects of environmental factors be controlled and minimized on national and international levels?

Sample copied from the 2013 call for proposals from One Health.  Retrieved from on January 9, 2012.

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