Ref Works Training

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  • 1. RefWorks Presented by Sarah Forbes [email_address]
  • 2. Objectives for RefWorks Session
    • Create an Account
    • Access and login to RefWorks
    • Import citations
    • Navigate within RefWorks
    • Create a bibliography
  • 3. What is RefWorks?
    • A web-based product where you can store bibliographic information. The bibliographic records reside on the web
    • All bibliographies are formatted in a particular style
    • The most common style in college and university is APA (American Psychological Association) & MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • 4. How to find RefWorks
    • Guelph-Humber
    • Humber
  • 5. How to create an account
  • 6.
    • EXPORT through a RefWorks link from one of the online databases
    • Manual input
    • IMPORT using a text file containing references from online databases – refer to the RefWorks (Help Section) on the GH Library and Learning Commons website: http://lib.guelphhumber.ca/research/refworks.html
    Three Ways to Insert Citations for your Bibliography into RefWorks
  • 7. When exporting citations from databases to RefWorks remember to change the Internet browser settings to allow pop-ups!
    • Firefox
    • Go to Tools menu
    • Select Options
    • Select Content tab
    • Uncheck “block pop-up windows” option
    • Click “OK”
    • Internet Explorer
    • Go to Tools menu
    • Scroll down to “Pop-up blocker” option
    • Select “Turn off pop-up blocker”
  • 8. Exporting citations from an EBSCO database
  • 9.  
  • 10. Exporting citations from a Proquest database 1. Mark the record 2. Export the record to RefWorks
  • 11.  
  • 12. Sign In Your group code can be found in the e-mail RefWorks sent when you set up your account GH group code: RWUGuelph Humber group code: RWHumberC
  • 13. Go to the Folders menu to create a new folder to help organize your references Your reference will automatically be sent to the ‘Last Imported Folder’
  • 14.  
  • 15. You can also edit the reference to add/correct information that was exported to the database Remember to select the reference before moving it into your folder
  • 16. Manual Input
  • 17. Additional RefWorks Help http://lib.guelphhumber.ca/research/refworks.html
  • 18. Creating the Bibliography Remember to select the reference before moving it into your folder Remember to always double check your bibliography -
  • 19. Always double-check the formatting! What’s wrong with this reference?
  • 20. Another Useful Citation Tool: Write-N-Cite
    • Download Write-N-Cite onto your computer
    • Open your Word document and click on Add-Ins tab to access Write-N-Cite
  • 21. Need more help…
    • Just ask!!!
    • University of Guelph-Humber Learning Commons Desk
    • Humber Library 3rd Floor Reference Desk
    • E-mail sarah.forbes@guelphhumber.ca