Using RefWorks to Manage Your Literature


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RefWorks is web-based software for organizing your literature citations and formatting your paper's references & bibliographies, such as in APA style.

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Using RefWorks to Manage Your Literature

  1. 1. Using To Manage Your Literature Pat Redman Taubman Medical Library Health Sciences Libraries © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. What is RefWorks? <ul><li>Database software </li></ul><ul><li>….provided by the Library </li></ul><ul><li>….accessible via the web </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use RefWorks? <ul><li>To organize your references….like an electronic filing cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>To import your database search results </li></ul><ul><li>To format your papers and bibliographies according to journal/style specifications </li></ul><ul><li>To share references for team or department projects </li></ul>
  4. 4. Access on campus:
  5. 6. RefWorks Tutorial & FAQ
  6. 7. Tutorial Basics
  7. 8. Highlighted Tutorials
  8. 9. OVID Medline Search
  9. 10. Direct Export
  10. 11. Export Results to RefWorks
  11. 12. Import from OVID
  12. 13. Last Imported Folder
  13. 14. Descriptors View
  14. 15. Citation View
  15. 16. Recapping <ul><li>Direct Export is easy but not available in all databases. It is in UM-Medsearch, PsycInfo and Dissertation Abstracts. </li></ul><ul><li>For other databases such as PubMed and Web of Knowledge, save your results as a text file and use File-Import in RefWorks. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Now in PubMed
  17. 18. File - Save As
  18. 19. Import Filters
  19. 20. Manually Adding a Reference
  20. 21. Use the Folders menu to create folders and organize your references
  21. 22. Create New Folders
  22. 23. Use the Search menu to Lookup
  23. 24. So far we’ve: <ul><li>Built our RefWorks library with references from UM-Medsearch and PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to add a reference manually </li></ul><ul><li>Used folders to organize our references </li></ul><ul><li>Looked at the Search menu </li></ul><ul><li>Now let’s format a paper! </li></ul>
  24. 25. Choose Cite View
  25. 26. Open Word File
  26. 27. Place Cursor, Click Cite, Selection Citation
  27. 28. Drag & Drop Drag and drop Citation into Word document
  28. 29. Clear between cites
  29. 30. Save & close your paper
  30. 31. Creating a bibliography
  31. 32. RefWorks renames file
  32. 33. Important! <ul><li>Autism.doc is not formatted by RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Final-Autism.doc is formatted by RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to make changes, make them </li></ul><ul><li>to Autism.doc and then reformat in </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks again. </li></ul>
  33. 34. Need help? <ul><li>Online: remember the Tutorial & FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Call or email us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>763-3071 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me directly: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pat Redman [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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