If you have downloaded PDFs to your local computer, you can drag and drop them into your RefWorks library. Two caveats:
To perform drag and drop, do the following:
Often when searching in multiple databases for a topic, you may unintentionally import the same citation more than once. RefWorks has a duplicate detection function that looks for duplicates across your entire RefWorks account.
Note: Be careful not to delete any citations that have already been imbedded in papers that have been or will be formatted using RefWorks. When formatting a paper, if Write-N-Cite or the RefWorks Citaton Manager can't find the Reference ID number for a citation that has been previously imbedded in the paper, the formatting process will generate an error message.
There is an old adage -- Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO)!! RefWorks only imports the data for each citation as it is supplied to it from the source. The source providers don't always have accurate information (metadata) in their systems. Consequently, data imported by RefWorks may need to be corrected. Or, you may want to add notes, URLs, attachments, etc.
A nice feature for this version of RefWorks is that if you view your citations through the citation style you plan to use, RefWorks will highlight areas where it believes important information is missing from the citation. To use this feature, do the following: