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.
Create a RefWorks Account The RefWorks homepage Log-In or Sign up for an Individual Account
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
Create a RefWorksAccount Fill in the blanks and a Congratulations window will appear. You are ready to begin importing citations.
Getting help with RefWorks For help, see a reference librarian at Heterick Tutorials on the help page are excellent
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
Exporting from Ebsco databases Access through library homepage by clicking on Databases - Alphabetical & Subject Listing
Exporting from Ebsco databases Access Click on Choose Databases tab to get a complete list of all databases indexed through Ebsco
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
Exporting Citations - Ebsco 1Articles will be added to the Folder at the top of the page. 2Click on the Folder to see its contents.
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.
Exporting Citations - Ebsco Choose DirectExport to RefWorks. Choose Remove the items after saving if you want to clear your folder. Click Save.
Importing Ebsco to RefWorks Enter your login name Enter your password Click Login
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
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.
Manually adding references Click on “References” to manually add new references
Manually adding References Add the appropriate information:
Other things you can do Manually inserting references Folders to manage information Write-N-Cite Creating bibliography
Folders Click on New Folder to create a folder. Old folders are displayed in the right-hand column.
Write-N-Cite Choose 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
Create your bibliography Choose the appropriate output style