◦ To introduce students to basic components of
bibliographic management software called
◦ To help students learn how to use RefWorks in
connection to their research assignments.
◦ To get students to see benefits of using RefWorks.
Students required to use references in their papers;
organization of references is crucial not just for
bibliography but for organizing thoughts in writing.
RefWorks can save source citations and links to their
locations in the catalog and databases so they can be
RefWorks can automatically format
bibliographies, saving time.
Students and faculty can collaborate by sharing their
references with RefWorks.
Students will choose activities and will be active
in finding out things for themselves.
Interactive learning – Hands on; self-motivated.
They will choose sources that they can use for
their subject research - relevant.
This is a hybrid course: in conjunction with live
instructor; it is not meant as a standalone course.
Anyone who hasn’t used basic RefWorks.
Set up a personal RefWorks account and set up a initial folder.
Search the library catalog from within RefWorks and import a library
item (book, journal, etc.) into Refworks account.
Import at least 3 articles from 3 different library databases into
their RefWorks account.
Format 3 articles into a reference list in their chosen citation style.
Share RefWorks folder with another person in the class or with the
Import an article from Google Scholar into RefWorks account.
Take some tutorials provided by the RefWorks software company.
Find other sources of help in using Refworks
(youtube, slideshare, etc.)
Find RefWorks tutorials at suggested places
Captivate videos (although why invent the
wheel); there are tons already or use Jing!
Shared activities such as share references.
Post to blog or wiki.
Use Web 2.0 tools such as blog, slideshare,
Online form evaluation.
Concept map drawing.
Blog postings or wiki?
Share ideas and links to RefWorks
Still working on content; interactivity is not easy.
Still working on design – realized that it had to
conform to Umass standards for websites.
Also still learning Dreamweaver which can be
slow to learn.
Help! Any ideas?
It was really nice to meet you all!