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Fall 2011. Revised presentation for Education Guide

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  • 1. UNLV Libraries
    Getting Started with RefWorks 2.0
  • 2. 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
    • An online personal database
    • 3. A tool to import references automatically
    • 4. A bibliography and citation creator
  • Why use RefWorks?
    It’s free! (UNLV students, staff /faculty, alumni)
    Accessible anywhere from the Internet
    Organizes your research citations online
    Creates bibliographies and in-text citations
  • 5. What we’ll cover today…
    Creating your own RefWorks account
    Exporting citations from online databases
    Creating a bibliography
    Creating in-text citations
    Where to go for more help
  • 6. How to access RefWorks?
    Use the Quick Link menu on the Libraries home page:
  • 7. RefWorks login page
    From off-campus, you may need to use the group login: RWUNLV
    To create a new account, click on “Sign up for new account”
  • 8. “Create Account” pop-up form
    Write down your user name and password. We don’t have access to those.
  • 9. Organize your citations
    Create folders
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Exporting from Ebsco databases
    Add items to folder; then go to “Folder” view
  • 12. Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.)
    Select items to be exported from you Folder list, then click on Export icon (on right side)
  • 13. Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.)
    Select “Direct Export to RefWorks, then click on “Save”
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Searching “Summon”
    Search across all the libraries’ collections and resources with a keyword search.
  • 16. Exporting from “Summon”
    Mouse over the record and click on the “Save this item” icon (folder with a + sign). Then click on “Saved items.”
  • 17. Exporting from “Summon” (cont.)
    Select the desired format for your results, then click on the RefWorks tab.
  • 18. Creating a Bibliography
    1. Select Bibliography tab
    2. Select a citation format
    3. Select folder
    4. Click on Create Bibliography button
  • 19. In-text citations: Getting started
    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
  • 20. In-text citations: part 2
    • (Re)login into RefWorks (You may have to exit any RefWorks accounts that are open.)
    • 21. 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.
  • 22. 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”
  • 23. Where to go for more help
    RefWorks tutorials
    Using RefWorks at UNLV
    Ask Us!