CreatingBibliographicCitations with:          Caitlin Bronner, MLIS                October 28, 2012
FINDING REFWORKSGo to: www.bc.edu/libraries and select RefWorks under Quick Links
LOGGING INYou will be prompted tolog-in using your BCusername and password:
I’M HERE, NOWWHAT?
YOURASSIGNMENT 5-page research paper on a topic of your choosing You must have 3 sources, only one of which may  be elec...
YOUR SOURCESWHERE TO LOOK:   Simple search:
WHERE TO LOOK: ADVANCED  SEARCHYou can limit your search by:• Author, title, subject (and many more!)•Subject scope (by sp...
BOOKS
ARTICLES
FOR MATERIALSFOUND OUTSIDEHOLMES Click “Add New Reference” Then choose a Citation Style (MLA for example) Choose a Refe...
WEBSITESCriteria for Evaluation   Authority: Is the author/producer an expert on the subject,    as indicated on the cred...
CREATE YOURBIBLIOGRAPHY   Once you’ve entered all of your sources, you’re ready to    create your bibliography!
MAKE SURE…
YOU’RE ALMOSTDONE!   Once you’ve created your bibliography, this pop-    up screen will appear in the bottom right-hand  ...
IF YOU HAVE MOREQUESTIONS:   Check out the RefWorks Tutorial under the Help    tab (You must be logged in to see this tab...
US!Call        us: 783-374-3324 Email        us: Genius@bc.edu Text   us at 203431 and start your question    with "ask...
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Presentation created by Caitlin Bronner, MLIS candidate (anticipated May 2013) at Pratt Institute, NY, USA. Job Talk assignment for Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communication course with Professor Deborah Rabina, PhD. Assignment specifically describes how undergraduate students at Boston College (Boston, USA) may create bibliographic citations with RefWorks (bibliographic citation generator).

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  • Introduction: Good morning everyone, my name is Caitlin Bronner. Thank you so much for having me here today. I’m going to be talking to you about RefWorks. This presentation was designed as sample Introduction to Library Resources, Library-Related Instruction or Technology-Related class for students at the undergraduate level. For our specific purposes, this presentation is aimed at students enrolled in an Introductory English Literature class whose teacher has requested that they be given further instruction on how to use RefWorks to cite their sources for an upcoming paper. So, while I realize that you are not my intended target audience, please bear with me. Hello! My name is Caitlin Bronner and I’m going to be talking to you today about RefWorks. RefWorks is a bibliographic citation generator that is available to you as BC students. What does that mean? Well, it’s a tool that will help you create and format your bibliographies, works cited or references pages for your research papers. You take all your bibliographic information from your sources (things like author’s name and title), and enter them into RefWorks, which will format everything correctly for you, (meaning that it will do things like put the commas in the right place). No more painstakingly making sure you have the correct letters capitalized and your commas in the right place, RefWorks does all of that for you. I also want to take a moment to remind you that the Boston College Librarians are always here to help you with any questions you may have about RefWorks or research in general. By partnering with other Jesuit Institution Libraries we’re able to offer you the Ask a Librarian 24/7 service, which is great for when you have a question when the library is closed. Text us at 66746 and start your question with "askbc". Example: askbc how do I find book reviews? Call us at: 617-552-4472  And of course, ask us in person at the Reference Desk.
  • Finding RefWorks & Logging In Go to: www.bc.edu/libraries > RefWorks (under “Quick Links” in the second box from the top, left-hand side of the page). You will then be prompted to enter your username and password (which are the same UN and PW you use to log-in to your BC email account).
  • Start finding your sources!
  • The Assignment: The main reason you’re here today is so that I can introduce you to RefWorks, which your professor is hoping you will use for your upsoming paper, which is a six-page Dr. Smith, your English 103 professor has assigned a six-page research paper on a topic of your choosing. She has requested that you cite five sources, only one of which may be electronic. First you choose your topic. You’ve just read an interesting book called “This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakerss, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information” by Andy Greenberg. So you’ve decided to write your paper on a topic related this subject of Access to Information, Information Leaking and the Freedom of Information Act (US).
  • Your Sources: The next step is to find your sources (and remember only one of them can be a website!). So you begin your search in the BC libraries online catalog to find books and articles relating to your topic. You find the following sources which become your tentative bibliography. Remember that this information isn’t a Works Cited or Reference page because it hasn’t been formatted correctly yet. Don’t’ turn this in! It will impact your grade negatively!! Once you find your book or article in the HOLMES catalog, select the “Send to > RefWorks” option which will automatically send your reference to your RefWorks account. Make sure that it’s in the correct format, f it’s not you may “edit” it. *Note* If you find sources that are not in the HOLMES catalog you will need to save the source’s bib information somewhere (I suggest emailing it to yourself or saving it in a tentative bibliography).
  • Very important note: You may search for books or articles in the same place, simply by selecting on either the book or article tab.
  • Books Start by going to the BC library website and searching the HOLMES catalog. Once you find your source, click on the title, then “Send to” > Refworks. Your citations will be imported to your Refworks account.
  • Articles: Articles on your topic can be found in the HOLMES catalog and their bibliographic information can be sent to RefWorks the same way. DOI Info: What is a digital object identifier, or DOI? A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically. All DOI numbers begin with a 10 and contain a prefix and a suffix separated by a slash. The prefix is a unique number of four or more digits assigned to organizations; the suffix is assigned by the publisher and was designed to be flexible with publisher identification standards. We recommend that when DOIs are available, you include them for both print and electronic sources. The DOI is typically located on the first page of the electronic journal article, near the copyright notice. The DOI can also be found on the database landing page for the article. [Retrieved from: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/what-is-doi.aspx]
  • Websites/Webpages: Unfortunately there is no way to send the bibliographic information of websites to RefWorks. You must input the information yourself. Go through the same process as when you were citing a book and an article, but make sure to select “Web Page” as your Reference Type. One distinction I want to point out to you where people sometimes stumble is the difference between “Title” and “Website Title.” The title refers to the title of an article you may have read on a webpage, for example, if you read an article called “Wikigeeks” on the New York Times website, “Wikigeeks” is the title of the article, “The New York Times” is the title of the website. Be sure to check out the LibGuide by Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah called Evaluating Internet Sources [ http://libguides.bc.edu/evaluating ] for more information on how to determine if the website you’ve chosen is considered a good source of information.
  • That you have used the correct citation style for your project That you are exporting your works cited/reference page as a file type that is compatible with your computer (i.e. mac, windows) That you’re including the right things. You can choose to include “All References,” ones from a list you’ve created or only the “Last Imported,” reference. RefWorks will create citations in the following formats: AMA 10 th Edition (American Medical Association) APA 6 th Edition (American Psychological Association) Chicago – 16 th Edition (Author-Date System) Harvard – British Standard MLA 7 th Edition Uniform – Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals Institute – Specific
  • You can also format an existing paper or citation page by uploading it to Refworks. Click “Browse” and find where you saved your document to your computer. Special Notes: You can search for articles by author, descriptor or periodical right within Refworks by clicking on the “Search” dropdown menu.
  • Contact Us! By partnering with other Jesuit Institution Libraries we’re able to offer you the Ask a Librarian 24/7 service, which is great for when you have a question when the library is closed. Text us at 203431 and start your question with "askbc". Example: askbc how do I find book reviews? Email us: Genius@bc.edu Call us: 783-374-3324  And of course, ask us in person at the Reference Desk.
  • RefWorks

    1. 1. CreatingBibliographicCitations with: Caitlin Bronner, MLIS October 28, 2012
    2. 2. FINDING REFWORKSGo to: www.bc.edu/libraries and select RefWorks under Quick Links
    3. 3. LOGGING INYou will be prompted tolog-in using your BCusername and password:
    4. 4. I’M HERE, NOWWHAT?
    5. 5. YOURASSIGNMENT 5-page research paper on a topic of your choosing You must have 3 sources, only one of which may be electronic
    6. 6. YOUR SOURCESWHERE TO LOOK: Simple search:
    7. 7. WHERE TO LOOK: ADVANCED SEARCHYou can limit your search by:• Author, title, subject (and many more!)•Subject scope (by specific library at BC)•Language•Material Type (Books, Musical Recordings)•Publication Date
    8. 8. BOOKS
    9. 9. ARTICLES
    10. 10. FOR MATERIALSFOUND OUTSIDEHOLMES Click “Add New Reference” Then choose a Citation Style (MLA for example) Choose a Reference Type (Book or Website for example) Once all your bibliographic information is entered, remember to click “Save Reference”!!!
    11. 11. WEBSITESCriteria for Evaluation Authority: Is the author/producer an expert on the subject, as indicated on the credentials page? Accuracy: Is the information reliable or free from error? Is there a way to verify the information? Currency: When was the information created or last updated? Purpose: What appears to be the purpose of this information? Audience: Who is the intended audience? Coverage: Does the information fully cover what you need? Style and Functionality: Is the site designed to be functional? Are there a lot of typographical errors?(As listed on the Evaluating Internet Sources LibGuide by Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah)
    12. 12. CREATE YOURBIBLIOGRAPHY Once you’ve entered all of your sources, you’re ready to create your bibliography!
    13. 13. MAKE SURE…
    14. 14. YOU’RE ALMOSTDONE! Once you’ve created your bibliography, this pop- up screen will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen:o You can open your bibliography as a Microsoft Word file or have it emailed to youo Any Questions?
    15. 15. IF YOU HAVE MOREQUESTIONS: Check out the RefWorks Tutorial under the Help tab (You must be logged in to see this tab): Or check out a video on YouTube, just search for RefWorks, (as of October 28, 2012 this yielded 870 results).
    16. 16. US!Call us: 783-374-3324 Email us: Genius@bc.edu Text us at 203431 and start your question with "askbc". Example:askbc how do I find book reviews? Or come see us in person at the Reference Desk!!

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