Answered By: Lori Looney
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021     Views: 157

Add notes to your citations

Before you can create an annotated bibliography, you must first add notes to your records. Follow the instructions below to add notes.

1. Click the citation you wish to annotate. Organizing the citations for your annotated bibliography into one folder may make this process easier.

2. Click the edit icon (pencil) in the sidebar.

Screenshot of edit icon in sidebar.

3. Scroll down and find the field named Notes. There may already be information in this field, which you can move or delete (some databases will export miscellaneous information into this field).

Screenshot of Notes field.

4. Type your note (the text you would like to display in your annotated bibliography) into the Notes field.

5. Click Save when finished.


Once you have added notes to your record, you can create your annotated bibliography. Follow the instructions below to create your annotated bibliography.

1. Select the folder that has the citations you want to include in your bibliography.

2. Click the quote icon in the top navigation menu. Click Create Bibliography

Screenshot of Bibliography menu.

3. Select your Citation Style in the top navigation menu. Search for and select APA 7th - Annotated with Notes - Sentence Casing, DOI: http:// (Institutional).

Screenshot of search in RefWorks.

4. Use the Copy to Clipboard button to copy your bibliography, and then paste it into your document.

Screenshot of Copy to Clipboard button.

Tip! If you're using the Citation View and select APA 7th - Annotated with Notes - Sentence Casing, DOI: http:// (Institutional) as your style, you can see at a glance which items in your folder still need notes, as it will appear as a missing field. 

Screenshot of annotated notes in Refworks.

Visit the RefWorks Research Guide for further assistance with RefWorks.