Errors are usually imported from library catalogues, journal databases, Web sites etc. For example:
Whenever possible edit your references in RefWorks before creating your bibliography.
RefWorks makes it easier to create a bibliography and manage your references, but it can't do it all. You need to proof read your bibliography carefully.
Once you have created your final bibliography you can edit your reference list in your Word processor. If possible though, it is better to edit the references in RefWorks and output the bibliography again. This will ensure the corrections are permanent in case you need to output the bibliography again or if you wish to reuse the references. See instructions below.
Wherever possible edit your reference in RefWorks rather than editing your bibliography. See the instructions below or view the video Editing References in RefWorks.
Click the edit button for the problem reference and then make necessary changes. If you can't see the field or details that you want to change, click Additional Fields to display more information.
Common problems with Imported References that you may wish to update include:
You will find more details about Editing Multiple References on the RefWorks Help pages but the following example illustrates how to deal with common problems.
First select all the references you wish to change.
You may need to search for them first.
The advanced search allows you to search for information in specific fields
e.g. title, edition, journal abbreviation etc.
Making a replacement
The following example illustrates how to remove the abbreviation for Edition that was imported from the Library catalogue. In this case it is important not to simply delete the whole content of the Edition field or else you could completely lose the information that this is a 2nd (or later edition). You can use the same procedure to replace any information e.g. if a journal abbreviation is incorrect you can Replace with the correct information (see step 3 below).
1. Choose Advanced search and select Edition from the drop-down Search Field list and search for "ed."
2. Select the references you wish to change and click the Global Edit button
3. Click the Replace option, select Edition from the Fields to Replace Data drop-down list, enter "ed." in the Find what box and leave the Replace with box blank.