Refworld offers the possibility to create a personal profile, through which you can further optimize and personalize your Refworld experience. The personalization features enable you to maintain your Refworld profile, save searches, create folders with specific documents, and receive alerts that match your interests. It is easy and quick to initially create a profile through the register/login box on the right side of the Refworld homepage. While registering, you can indicate your interest in being kept informed on Refworld updates regarding specific countries, specific publishers/sources, and specific document types. You will then automatically receive a weekly update of new documents in Refworld that match your interests. To unsubscribe to certain items, simply return to your profile and de-select the items for which you no longer wish to receive alerts.
Once logged in, you can save a search that you have done either through the full-text search or by using the "Advanced search". Above your listing of search results (and under the regular filter bar), you will notice a personalization bar (marked in green) that you can use to save your search. In addition, all documents in a document listing (both when searching and when browsing) will have a check-box in front of them. You can select as many documents as you like, and add them to folders as you prefer, also through the green personalization bar.
Through the link to "Your Profile" in the header of the Refworld website (marked in green), you can at all times edit your profile and preferences, access your folders and saved searches, and manage or delete them.
Creating a Refworld profile is free-of-charge, and is not needed to be able to use www.refworld.org for other than the above-mentioned functions.
If you have any questions about Refworld's personalization features, or experience any problems, please contact the Refworld team at [email protected].