There are several ways to edit a reference.
You can click the Edit icon from the main view area, globally edit the author, descriptor or periodical from the Lookup index, delete references, globally add. move, delete or replace information in a particular field and edit the folders in which the reference is contained.
Edit a Single Reference
To remove a reference from a folder, click Remove from Folder button next to the folder name in the In Folder(s) field.
RefWorks' Global Edit feature provides you with four options for editing groups of references:
Add: This option will add the same information to a particular field in a group of references in one action. This is particularly useful when importing data from online databases which require specific information in your output style. For example, you can easily add the name of the Data Service Provider to the Data Source field and the specific database to the Database field.
Move: This option allows you to take the entire contents of a field and move it to another field for each reference selected. The Reference Type and Source Type fields cannot be edited in the move area.
Delete: This option allows you to delete the information in a specific field of the selected references. The Reference Type and Source Type fields cannot be deleted.
Replace: Searches for a specific term in a single field (or all fields) and allows you to and replace the term with different information. The Reference Type and Source Type fields cannot be edited with the replace option.
To add, move, or delete information to a particular field to a group of references:
- Append to Existing Data. This will add the information at the end of the current data in the field
- Overwrite Existing Data. Any data in the field you are editing will be replaced with the data you are adding.
- Leave Existing Data Alone. If the field contains data the global edit feature will skip that particular reference.