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Refworks Overview

  1. 1. Introduction to RefWorks Introduction to RefWorks Linda Galloway lmgalloway@esf.edu Original presentation created by: Tom Keays htkeays@syr.edu
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  4. 4. Introduction to RefWorks 4 Why Use RefWorks? • Accessible – store your references in a single place and access no matter where you are • Privacy – requires login to access your references • Widely supported – can import directly from many scholarly databases • Organization – sort your references into folders for better management and recall • Integration – create bibliographies and lists of cited works directly in the papers you are writing • Citation formats – apply the style required in your paper
  5. 5. Introduction to RefWorks 5 RefWorks Basic Training • Overview of RefWorks • Participants create their accounts • Participants add content to their database • RefWorks tools and tips • Advanced features •Write-n-Cite •Ref-Grab-it
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  9. 9. Introduction to RefWorks 9 By default, references are added to ‘Last Imported’ folder You can then create and move selected references into custom folders
  10. 10. Introduction to RefWorks 10 Before we get started… Questions? Pop-up Blockers (Open up a browser window)
  11. 11. Introduction to RefWorks 11 Let’s Create our Database! • Create a new account OR • Log in to an existing account From Moon Library home page, choose ‘Shortcuts’ dropdown menu -> Citation Support and click on ‘RefWorks’ tab or http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/refworks
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  17. 17. Introduction to RefWorks 17 Adding citations to RefWorks 1. Export citations from a database that includes a direct export feature 2. Import citations from a text file or by copying and pasting 3. Manually enter citations
  18. 18. Introduction to RefWorks 18 Adding content to your Database Option 1 - Export citations from a database that includes a direct export feature • Minimize RefWorks on your desktop • Open up the database Scopus
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  28. 28. Introduction to RefWorks 28 Mark one or more of the citations you wish to add to your database, then select ‘Export’ x
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  31. 31. Introduction to RefWorks 31 Search for a book using Discover
  32. 32. Introduction to RefWorks 32 Can refine search in Discover using facets
  33. 33. Introduction to RefWorks 33 Select a title, then ‘Export to RefWorks’
  34. 34. Introduction to RefWorks 34 Organize citations within Refworks • Creating and naming folders • Continuing to add citations to folders – Direct export – Text files – Manually
  35. 35. Introduction to RefWorks 35 Creating Folders • From the pull-down menu Folders select Create New Folder • Enter a name in New Folder Name; click OK
  36. 36. Introduction to RefWorks 36 Putting References into Folders • Select desired references • Choose destination folder – choose Put in Folder from drop-down menu
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  38. 38. Introduction to RefWorks 38 Adding content to your Database Option 2 -Import citations from a text file by copying and pasting Web of Science
  39. 39. Introduction to RefWorks 39 1.Export the citation from the database in plain text to a text editor like Notepad. 2.Select all text on the notepad page and copy it to the clipboard. 3.Open up RefWorks.  You will import into RefWorks. 4. Choose ISI and the correct database, as shown above. 5.Select “import data from the following text” and paste the text file in there. 6.Import and you will be done.
  40. 40. Introduction to RefWorks 40 Editing & Viewing References •Correct errors/omissions in citations •Add notations or information to a citation •Attach full-text of articles to citations
  41. 41. Introduction to RefWorks 41 Correct errors Add attachment Add User Fields (at bottom)
  42. 42. Introduction to RefWorks 42 View Reference – Important additional content included Date you created RefWorks entry URL to full text
  43. 43. Introduction to RefWorks 43 View Reference – Important additional content included Full text of document you’ve attached Abstract Database
  44. 44. Introduction to RefWorks 44 Adding citations to RefWorks Option 3 - Manually enter citations
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  47. 47. Introduction to RefWorks 47 Advanced Features • Write-N-Cite • Ref-grab-it
  48. 48. Introduction to RefWorks 48 Write-N-Cite • Add references to a paper (Microsoft Word document) • Format the reference list using a citation style that you choose • If you have a previously installed version of Write-N-Cite, uninstall it and install the newest version. • Write-N-Cite III may be used offline – no internet connection required
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  53. 53. Introduction to RefWorks 53 To start RefWorks in Word 2007, select the Add-Ins tab
  54. 54. Introduction to RefWorks 54 To start RefWorks in Word 2003, select the icon
  55. 55. Introduction to RefWorks 55 You will be prompted to log in to your account…
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  74. 74. Introduction to RefWorks 74 To work offline, first Create/Update Offline Database
  75. 75. Introduction to RefWorks 75 Then simply select ‘Work Offline’ check box
  76. 76. Introduction to RefWorks 76 RefGrab-It • Add RefGrab-It “bookmarklet” to browser links toolbar • Use RefGrab-It to import webpages
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  88. 88. Introduction to RefWorks 88 Citation Support • http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/citation – Information on citation styles – APA, MLA, Turabian, etc. • Copyright and plagiarism – SU Academic Integrity Office • RefWorks login and help – also available from Moon Library Home Page
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  90. 90. Introduction to RefWorks 90 Biological Sciences wolf OR wolves
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  93. 93. Introduction to RefWorks 93 Why Use RefWorks? • Capture citations from databases at the time you find them • Organize citations by topic (tagging/folders) • Find articles again using SULinks • Make notes and annotations specific to the citation • Insert citations into papers you are writing • Format the bibliography in the required style
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