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    • MAKING REFWORKS WORK FOR YOU Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian & RefWorks Coordinator James A. Gibson Library
    • 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
    • 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!
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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
    • Importing Citations: Databases (Scholars Portal) Conduct a search
      • Ensure “Marked Records” is selected
      • Click “Export to RefWorks”
      • Mark citations of interest
      • Click “RefWorks” button
    • Scholars Portal, continued Click “View Last Imported Folder” Mark your citations and put them into a folder View the folder
    • 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”
    • RefGrab-It: Find RefGrab-It under the “Tools” menu Follow the instructions for your browser
    • RefGrab-It, continued
      • The “IE for Windows” example in action:
      1. 2. 4. 3.
    • RefGrab-It, continued Find a web page of interest and click on “RefGrab-It” Click “Import”
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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”
    • Creating a Bibliography, continued Don’t forget to proofread your bibliography! Choose to download or e-mail
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Write-N-Cite: Formatting When you’re finished your paper SAVE it and then click “Bibliography” Choose your “Output Style” and click “Create Bibliography”
    • 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!
    • Advanced Features - RefShare
      • Allows you to share citations with friends and colleagues at Brock and beyond
    • RefShare, continued Your “control panel” – use this page to decide what your recipients can see and do with your shared folder
    • RefShare, continued Your recipients see this page – the display and options available depend on the parameters set by you.
    • 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
    • Where to find Help:
      • Help Desk (LC, main floor)
      • RefWorks Help Guides
      • Online Tutorials
      • Contact Jennifer Thiessen
        • 905-688-5550 x3573
        • [email_address]