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  • 1. How To Use RefWorks
    A Very Very Quick Overview
  • 2. What is RefWorks
    A web-based product that simplifies the process of documenting sources in a research paper, dissertation, or other project requiring references. It helps you to create and manage collections of references using a web browser, to import references from a number of online databases, and to create bibliographies that can be inserted into word processing documents.
  • 3. Create a RefWorks Account
    At the Library homepage, click on RefWorks
  • 4. Create a RefWorks Account
    Click where it says Login
  • 5. Create a RefWorks Account
    It’s important to do this initially from the library homepage only
    Make sure the grey box reads RefWorks User login for Ohio Northern University
    Click on Sign up for an individual account
  • 6. Create a RefWorks Account
    Fill in the blanks and a Congratulations window will appear. You are ready to begin importing citations
  • 7. Getting help with RefWorks
    See a reference librarian at Heterick
    Tutorials at help page are excellent
  • 8. Exporting and Importing Citations
    Many of the databases available at ONU support importing citations from RefWorks. All Ebsco databases do as do most OhioLINK databases and Proquest databases.
    The new library catalog will export to RefWorks as well.
  • 9. Exporting from EBSCO databases
    Access through library homepage by clicking on Databases - Alphabetical & Subject Listing
  • 10. Exporting from EBSCO databases
    Click on Choose databases tab to get a complete list of all databases indexed through Ebsco
  • 11. Exporting Citations – Ebsco
    After you’ve completed a search on one (or more) of the Ebsco databases
    1. From the Result List, click Add (to folder) for the records you want to import.
  • 12. Exporting Citations - Ebsco
    1 Articles will be added to the Folder at the top of the page.
    2 Click on the Folder to see its contents.
  • 13. Exporting Citations - Ebsco
    Select the citations you want to export by checking the box next to the citation.
    Then, click on Export in the right-hand menu to export the citations.
  • 14. Exporting Citations - Ebsco
    Choose Direct Export to Refworks.
    Check Remove the items from folder after saving if you want to clear your folder.
    Click Save.
  • 15. Importing Ebsco to Refworks
    1. Enter your login name.
    2. Enter your password.
    3. Click Login.
  • 16. Importing Ebsco to RefWorks
    The RefWorksImportReferences page will open.
    RefWorks will prompt with Import completed when it is finished.
    Click View Last Imported Folder to view your references.
  • 17. Importing Ebsco to RefWorks
  • 18. Importing Ebsco to RefWorks
    1. RefWorks will display references in the Last Imported Folder window.
    2. For information about searching and sorting your citations or about creating and organizing folders click the RefWorks HELP link, or for information about downloading citations from different databases, see the RefWorks help links in the library's database lists (see second image below).
    3. Click the Find It button to see if an article is available in full-text, print or microform format.
  • 19. Manually adding references
  • 20. Manually adding References
  • 21. Other things you can do
    Create folders to manage information
    Create a bibliography
    And much, much more!
  • 22. Folders
  • 23. Folders
  • 24. Write-N-Cite
  • 25. Create your bibliography
  • 26. Create your bibliography
  • 27. To learn more:
    Please contact the Reference Desk at Heterick Memorial Library.