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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
    import references from a number of online databases
    create bibliographies that can be inserted into word processing documents.
  • 3. Create a RefWorks Account
  • 4. Create a RefWorks Account
    The RefWorks homepage
    Log-In or Sign up for an Individual Account
  • 5. Create a RefWorksAccount
    Make sure the grey box reads
    Login to your Ohio Northern University RefWorks account
    If creating an Individual Account,
    it is important to initially start from the
    HML homepage only
  • 6. Create a RefWorksAccount
    Fill in the blanks and a Congratulations window will appear. You are ready to begin importing citations.
  • 7. Getting help with RefWorks
    For help, see a reference librarian at Heterick
    Tutorials on the help page are excellent
  • 8. Exporting and Importing Citations
    Many of the databases available at ONU support importing citatins from RefWorks. All Ebsco databases do, as do most OhioLINK databases and Proquest databases (shown below)
    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
    Access 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…
    …from the Result List, clickAdd to folder for the records you want to import
  • 12. Exporting Citations - Ebsco
    1Articles will be added to the Folder at the top of the page.
    2Click 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.
    Next, click on Export in the right-hand menu to export the citations.
  • 14. Exporting Citations - Ebsco
    Choose DirectExport to RefWorks.
    Choose Remove the items after saving if you want to clear your folder.
    Click Save.
  • 15. Importing Ebsco to RefWorks
    Enter your login name
    Enter your password
    Click Login
  • 16. Importing Ebsco to RefWorks
    The RefWorksImport 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
    RefWorks will display references in the Last Imported Folder window.
    For information about searching and sorting your citations or about creating and organizing folders click the RefWorksHELPlink, or for information about downloading citations from different databases, see the RefWorks help links in the library’s database lists (see second image below).
    Click the Find It! Button to see if an article is available in full-text, print, or microform format.
  • 18. Manually adding references
    Click on “References” to manually add new references
  • 19. Manually adding References
    Add the appropriate information:
  • 20. Other things you can do
    Manually inserting references
    Folders to manage information
    Creating bibliography
  • 21. Folders
    Click on New Folder to create a folder. Old folders are displayed in the right-hand column.
  • 22. Folders
    Name the new folder
  • 23. Write-N-Cite
    the correct version:
    Write-N-Cite (WNC) is a utility that allows users (who meet the compatibility requirements below) to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in Microsoft Word
  • 24. Create your bibliography
    Choose the appropriate output style
  • 25. Create your bibliography
    The Results:
  • 26. To learn More