UNLV Libraries Getting Started with RefWorks 2.0
What is RefWorks? Definition - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. In a nutshell, RefWorks is
Exporting from a database: Ebsco From any Ebsco database, e.g., ERIC, PsycInfo, follow these steps: Click on “Add to Folder” to select articles Click on Folder to see selected articles Check the box for articles you want to export Click on the icon with the white paper and green arrow
Exporting from Ebsco databases Add items to folder; then go to “Folder” view
Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.) Select items to be exported from you Folder list, then click on Export icon (on right side)
Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.) Select “Direct Export to RefWorks, then click on “Save”
Check in RefWorks You will get a message (once you are logged into RefWorks) telling you how many references were imported. “View Last Imported Folder” to see your items.
Searching “Summon” Search across all the libraries’ collections and resources with a keyword search.
Exporting from “Summon” Mouse over the record and click on the “Save this item” icon (folder with a + sign). Then click on “Saved items.”
Exporting from “Summon” (cont.) Select the desired format for your results, then click on the RefWorks tab.
Creating a Bibliography 1. Select Bibliography tab 2. Select a citation format 3. Select folder 4. Click on Create Bibliography button
In-text citations: Getting started 1 Download Write-N-Cite software to your computer Close everything Open a blank Microsoft Word document 1. Go to the Add-Ins Tab 2. Click on RefWorks Write-N-Cite 2
(Re)login into RefWorks (You may have to exit any RefWorks accounts that are open.)
This is the next screen you should see—a list of your references
In-text citations: part 3 Start typing your text of your paper. When you’re ready to add an in-text citation, click on the “cite” link of the reference you want to insert.
In-text citations: part 4 Creating your bibliography 1. Select Bibliography from the top bar 2. Select your output style 3. Click on “Create Bibliography” 1 2 3
Where to go for more help RefWorks tutorials http://www.refworks-cos.com/refworks/tutorials/basic.html Using RefWorks at UNLV http://www.library.unlv.edu/help/refworks/index.html Ask Us! http://www.library.unlv.edu/ask/