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Lecture 23 RefWorks for ALES204 - 2012


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  • 1. Lecture 23Finding and Citing Scholarly Sources Dr. Jessica Laccetti
  • 2. Outline• Citation Management Tools• RefWorks – Saving References• RefWorks – Creating a Bibliography• RefWorks – RSS Feeds• Homework
  • 3. RefWorks• Register for a RefWorks account – From the university library home page, look under Services on the left-hand side tabs and click on RefWorks – Click on User Login – Click Sign-up for a New Account• Download the Write-N-Cite plug-in fromRefWorks by going to Tools -> Write- N-Cite – Available for Windows or Mac – See the note on the library website about compatibility with Mac for Write-N-Cite
  • 4. Databases• What is a database? – “A collection of information organized for retrieval. In libraries, databases usually contain references to sources retrievable by a variety of means. Databases may contain bibliographic citations, descriptive abstracts, full-text documents, or a combination”. (Hacker & Fister, 2010) • Examples: JSTOR, Science Direct, ISI Web of Knowledge • Google Scholar vs. other databases• What is citation management software? – A computer program that stores references and notes in a personal database and can automatically generated formatted reference lists. (Hacker & Fister, 2010) – The software may be stored on the computer or be a web application
  • 5. Creating RefWorks Folder• Register for RefWorks and log into your account• TASK: CREATE A NEW FOLDER – Click on the New Folder button. – New Folder Name Box appears. – Call it “ALES 204 practice”. Click Create. – The new folder will appear on the right hand side “Folders” menu.
  • 6. Ways of transferring reference data into RefWorks 2. IMPORT A SAVED 3. IMPORT A BOOK TEXT FILE(e.g. RECORD (from the .txt/.ris/BibTeX) file library catalogue) into RefWorks 1. IMPORT A RECORD DIRECTLY a record from a 4. Adding references database (e.g. Web MANUALLY of Science, Science Direct, JSTOR) Your RefWorks DatabaseInstructions adapted from RefWords 2.0 Quick Start Guide and Introduction toRefWorks (University of Alberta Library, unpublished)
  • 7. Exporting a record directly from a database• Many library databases have a “direct export” option that automatically pushes database records into RefWorks – Export from the database (Science Direct or Textile Technology Index) • Find the Science Direct database from the library website • Enter a search term related to your field of study—(example “diabetic,” “bovine mammary gland,” “modern”) • Select (using the checkbox in Science Direct or clicking on the record in Textile Technology Index) article records that you want exported to RefWorks • Click “Export Citations” or in the Tools sidebar (right) choose “Export” • Under “Export format” select “RefWorks Direct Export” – A new pop-up window will open in the main RefWorks window • Records automatically go into Last Imported Folder • Click View Last imported Folder to inspect and edit records • To move this reference to another folder (ie. your ALES 204 folder) , click on the checkbox to select the reference, click on the ‘Add-to’ folder icon with green plus sign and select the folder called “ALES 204”. Instructions adapted from RefWords 2.0 Quick Start Guide and Introduction to RefWorks (University of Alberta Library, unpublished)
  • 8. Download a text file, save it, and import into RefWorks• Some databases do not have a direct export to RefWorks feature (e.g. PubMed). In this case, references need to be saved in a text file format that RefWorks can recognize. The references in the text file are then imported into RefWorks. – Download a text file from a database (PubMed example) • Open PubMed • Enter a search term related to your field of study • Select (using the checkbox) article records that you would like to export • Click on “Send to” • Choose Destination: Select File, change Format to MEDLINE, and click on Create File. • Open the file and save as text (.txt) file on the computer. – Go to your RefWorks window • Select References -> Import from the drop down menu – In Import Filter/Data Source, select NLM PubMed. – In Database, select PubMed. • You may select the folder to place the reference into; otherwise, records go into the Last Imported folder Instructions adapted from RefWords 2.0 Quick Start Guide and Introduction to RefWorks (University of Alberta Library, unpublished)
  • 9. Importing a book record from the library catalogue • The #Ualberta Library has three search interfaces: NEOS, WorldCat, and EBSCO. These search databses include book records and have export-to-RefWorks features. – Exporting NEOS catalogue records (NEOS) • Go to the Library homepage • Enter a search term—(Example: “new media science”) • Select book records by clicking on the Mark button which is on the left side of the screen • Display selected record by clicking on Kept Tab at the top of the screen • Click on the RefWorks icon – Records automatically go into Last Imported folder • Click View Last imported Folder to inspect and edit recordsInstructions adapted from RefWords 2.0 Quick Start Guide and Introduction toRefWorks (University of Alberta Library, unpublished)
  • 10. Creating a Reference List• Create a stand-alone bibliography – In RefWorks, click on Create Bibliography – Choose the desired Output Style from the dropdown menu • Choose APA 6th for this exercise – Click “Format a Bibliography from a List of References” – Use the drop down arrow next to File Type to Create to choose the type of file you wish to create • Choose Word for this exercise – Click on Create Bibliography• Try changing reference styles – Select the dropdown menu and choose another reference style, such as MLA Instructions adapted from RefWords 2.0 Quick Start Guide and Introduction to RefWorks (University of Alberta Library, unpublished)
  • 11. Importing from RSS Feeds• Find an RSS feed (from a blog, twitter feed, journal feed) - municationTheoryPractiseWinter2012• Copy the feed link• In RefWorks go to the Search option (top)• Choose RSS Feeds• Paste in your RSS Feed• Click Add RSS Feed• Choose blogs posts of note• Import to ALES204 Practise folder
  • 12. Sharing your References• Share with #Ualberta affiliates• Read-only (no editing permitted)• In RefWorks: – Tools => Settings and Update Profile link (top right)• Type a read-only password and click Save Profile. Be sure that the read-only password is not the same as your original password.
  • 13. Tips• Always remember to check your automatically generated bibliography for accuracy (spelling &formatting)• Visit the University of Alberta Library RefWorks page - ks - for tutorials and contact librarians for additional help
  • 14. Homework• Add a comment to today’s post with the name of a website that you will reference (with an RSS feed) and explain why it is of interest to you• Note the website information in APA style• Don’t forget to include your name or twitter alias for participation