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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.

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