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  • 1. Taking the Drama out of Writing
  • 2. Refworksallows you to . . .
    Create a personal database online
    Store an unlimited number of records
    Access from any computer linked to the Internet.
    No downloading software or installation required.
    Import references automatically from multiple databases
    Organize & manage references
    Sort file, and find references quickly
    Share references
    Easy collaboration with other researchers
    Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds
  • 3. UofC Users: Group Code
    • Go to: refworks.ucalgary.ca
    • 4. Click link to “Get the Group Code”
    • 5. Login with your IT Username and password
    • 6. Once group code is retrieved, click “Login to Refworks”
    Step 2
    Step 1
  • 7. Create an Account
    Go to red login box on left-hand side – NOTthe yellow box in the middle of the screen
    Click Sign up for an Individual Account
    Create a unique username and password (does not have to be associated with your UofC IT account)
  • 8. Direct Export: Online Data Vendors
  • 9. Direct Export from Google Scholar
    Make sure cookies are enabled to allow setting of preferences in Google Scholar
    From the Google Scholar search screen click on Scholar Preferences.
    At the bottom of the screen, in the Bibliography Manager area, select Reforks in the pull-down menu
    Save your preference.
    Search results will now display an “Export to RefWorks link”
  • 10. Preferences
    Save
    Select Refworks
    . . . Search . . .
    Import Results
  • 11. Importing References: Direct Export from EBSCOHost
    After selecting the EBSCO database(s) you wish to search, conduct a search.
    Select several records to import by clicking on the “Add To Folder” link on the bottom of the records you wish to add.
    Click on the “Folder,” which is located either at the very top of the screen or on the right-hand side.
    Click on Export (white paper with green arrow).
    Select Direct Export to RefWorks.
    Click the Save button.
    Your records should be imported into your Last Imported Folder in RefWorks.
  • 12. EBSCO
    Search in EBSCO
    Click “Add to Folder”
    View folder (top of screen)
    Select all
    Export
    Add to folder
    Export
  • 13. EBSCO (continued)
    Select “Direct Export to Refworks”
    Save
    Save
    Export
  • 14. Importing from: ProQuest
    After selecting the ProQuest database(s) you wish to search, conduct a search.
    Select records to import by clicking on the empty box next to citation
    Click on “Export” at the top of the search results.
    Select Export Directly to Refworks.
    Once logged in, your records will be imported into your Last Imported Folder in RefWorks.
  • 15. ProQuest
    2. Export
    1. Select
    3. Direct Export
  • 16. Importing from Online Databases
    Go to Refworks Help
    Click “Getting References Into Your Account”
    Click “ Importing From Online Data Vendors”
    OR Go To:
    http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/Refworks/help/Exporting_from_Data_Services_and_Importing_into_RefWorks.htm
  • 17. RefShare
    • Provides users with a quick and easy way to share their database (or folders),enhancing collaborative research.
    • 18. Eases the stress of group work with access to all references
    • 19. Provides a collaborative research environment using the capabilities of easily accessible data via the Internet
    • 20. Seamless sharing and exchange of information
    • 21. Allow easy transfer of information between RefWorks databases
    • 22. Providesremote access to research and collaboration globally
    Who needs RefShare?
    • Faculty – post annotated class syllabi, reading lists, background research; post published articles
    • 23. Researchers – disseminate research results; collaborate on research
    • 24. Students – access class lists, research, course requirements
  • Write – N – Cite
    • Small download fits into Word 2007’s “Add-Inns” tab
    • 25. Cite references in a manuscript with the click of a button.
    • 26. Generates both in-text citations and bibliography
    • 27. Thousands of Citation styles
    • 28. Features single document formatting
    • 29. allows you to work on a paper and format a bibliography offline -- no internet connection needed.
    Write-N-Cite III System Requirements
    • Windows XP or later (including VISTA)
    • 64 MB of RAM
    • 1.5 MB of available hard-disk space
    • Internet connectivity
    • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
    • Microsoft® Word 2003 or later.
  • 30. Training
    Refworks Webinars: http://refworks.com/content/webinars/default.asp
    University of Calgary Refworks Instruction Sessions: http://library.ucalgary.ca/icinstruct
    Refworks Online Tutorials
    http://www.refworks.com/tutorial/
    Contact: Abigail Colucciakcolucc@ucalgary.ca
  • 31. Refworks Classes: Information Commons Classroom B
    Registration Required:
    Refworks.ucalgary.ca
    To see all classes offered by the University of Calgary Library:
    http://library.ucalgary.ca/icinstruct
  • 32. Find more information on Refworks at:
    Refworks.ucalgary.ca
    Contact: refworks@ucalgary.ca