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  • 1. MAKING REFWORKS WORK FOR YOU Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian & RefWorks Coordinator James A. Gibson Library
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduction – What is RefWorks?
    • Getting Started with RefWorks
      • Setting up an account
      • Creating folders
    • Importing Citations
      • Catalogue
      • Databases
      • Web
    • Bibliographies
    • Advanced Features (RefShare & RSS)
    • Where to Get Help
    • Questions
  • 3. Introduction: What is RefWorks?
    • Bibliographic management software
    • Allows you to:
      • Create folders and organize citations
      • Collect/import citations from many research resources (e.g., web, databases)
      • Create bibliographies
      • Store copies of articles
      • Share references with friends and colleagues
      • More!
  • 4. Creating a RefWorks Account Click on the link for “RefWorks” on the library homepage
    • Next steps:
    • Click “Sign up for an Individual Account”
    • Fill out the form
    • Click “Register”
  • 5. Creating Folders Select “Create New Folder” from the “Folders” menu Type a name for your folder Your new folder appears in your list of folders
  • 6. Importing Citations: Catalogue
    • Find an item of interest
    • Click “send to RefWorks”
    Click “View Last Imported Folder” Mark your citation and put it into a folder
  • 7. Importing Citations: Databases (Scholars Portal) Conduct a search
    • Ensure “Marked Records” is selected
    • Click “Export to RefWorks”
    • Mark citations of interest
    • Click “RefWorks” button
  • 8. Scholars Portal, continued Click “View Last Imported Folder” Mark your citations and put them into a folder View the folder
  • 9. Importing Citations: Databases (Academic Search Premier)
    • Select citations by clicking on “Add to folder”
    • The yellow “Folder has items” bar appears on the right
    • View your selected citations by clicking on “Folder View”
    The link changes once the citation has been added to the folder Mark the citations and click the “export” icon
    • Select “Direct Export to RefWorks”
    • Click “Save”
  • 10. RefGrab-It: Find RefGrab-It under the “Tools” menu Follow the instructions for your browser
  • 11. RefGrab-It, continued
    • The “IE for Windows” example in action:
    1. 2. 4. 3.
  • 12. RefGrab-It, continued Find a web page of interest and click on “RefGrab-It” Click “Import”
  • 13. Manual Citation Creation Choose “Add New Reference” from the “References” menu
    • Specify the folder to put your reference into
    • Choose a “Ref Type” (green checkmarks will appear by required fields)
    • Fill in your citation information
    • Click “Save Reference”
  • 14. Editing Citations Click “View” Click “Edit””
    • Change/add information
    • Click “Save Reference”
    You can attach copies of articles that you have saved to your computer
  • 15. Creating a Bibliography Click on “Bibliography” in the menu bar Select “References from Folder” Select your file type Choose your citation style Choose your folder Last Step: Click “Create Bibliography”
  • 16. Creating a Bibliography, continued Don’t forget to proofread your bibliography! Choose to download or e-mail
  • 17. Write-N-Cite: Getting Started Choose “Write-N-Cite” from the “Tools” menu to install it on your computer
    • Next Steps:
    • Open a Word Document
    • Open Write-N-Cite and log in
    • Place your Write-N-Cite window over your Word document
    • Choose the citation folder you want to use
  • 18. Write-N-Cite: Writing Your Paper
    • Begin typing your paper.
    • Each time you need to cite a resource, simply click “Cite”
    • Citation information appears in your document (don’t worry that it looks a bit strange)
  • 19. Write-N-Cite: Formatting When you’re finished your paper SAVE it and then click “Bibliography” Choose your “Output Style” and click “Create Bibliography”
  • 20. Write-N-Cite: Finished Product In-text citations are formatted properly Your bibliography is attached Note: Your formatted document will be a new document with a new title. Any changes to citations must be made on the ORIGINAL document, which then must be formatted again REMEMBER TO PROOF-READ YOUR CITATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY!
  • 21. Advanced Features - RefShare
    • Allows you to share citations with friends and colleagues at Brock and beyond
  • 22. RefShare, continued Your “control panel” – use this page to decide what your recipients can see and do with your shared folder
  • 23. RefShare, continued Your recipients see this page – the display and options available depend on the parameters set by you.
  • 24. Advanced Features - RSS
    • Add RSS feeds to RefWorks to receive automatic updates from online journals, search alerts and websites
    Select “RSS Feed” from the “Search” menu Paste a feed URL into the box and click ‘Add RSS Feed” A link for your feed will appear – click it to obtain results
  • 25. Where to find Help:
    • Help Desk (LC, main floor)
    • RefWorks Help Guides
      • http://library.brocku.ca/spotlight/refworks.htm
    • Online Tutorials
      • https://learning.library.brocku.ca/course/category.php?id=53
    • Contact Jennifer Thiessen
      • 905-688-5550 x3573
      • [email_address]