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  • EBSCO – Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (information literacy)ProQuest – ABI/INFORM Complete (merger)CSA – Sociological Abstracts (criminal insanity)OVID – MEDLINE (pneumonia)Catalogue – (refworks)
  • EBSCO – Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (information literacy)ProQuest – ABI/INFORM Complete (merger)CSA – Sociological Abstracts (criminal insanity)OVID – MEDLINE (pneumonia)Catalogue – (refworks)
  • Web of Science (pneumonia)
  • Note: audio and video are not as effective as other readers
  • Citation management made simple

    1. 1. Using RefWorksBrian JacksonResearch Librarian<br />
    2. 2. RefWorks<br />What RefWorks can do:<br />Store and organize references to articles, websites, books, blogs, etc.<br />Store saved files<br />Act as an RSS feed reader<br />Link you directly to free or available subscription-based content<br />Create a bibliography in virtually any citation style<br />Allow you to share references with colleagues<br />Help you easily insert citations into a paper<br />Search library catalogues and other databases<br />
    3. 3. RefWorks<br />What RefWorks can’t do:<br />Create a flawless bibliography<br />Allow you to directly search subscription databases<br />Allow direct import from EVERY database<br />Easily migrate references from SOME other sources<br />
    4. 4. Getting Started<br />RefWorks<br />
    5. 5. RefWorks<br />Getting Started<br />Create a RefWorks account<br />Find books and articles of interest in a catalogue or database<br />Export them to RefWorks<br />
    6. 6. RefWorks<br />Keys to exporting from databases<br />Look for a link marked ‘Export’<br />If there is no such link, ‘mark’ or add reference to folder<br />View ‘Marked List’ or ‘Folder’<br />There will usually be a direct export option from there…but not always<br />
    7. 7. RefWorks<br />Exporting to RefWorks<br />Examples<br />EBSCO<br />ProQuest<br />CSA – ProQuest<br />OVID<br />MacEwan Catalogue<br />
    8. 8. RefWorks<br />Exporting to RefWorks<br />Some databases do not export directly to RefWorks<br />References in these databases can usually be saved as a .txt file and imported through RefWorks<br />
    9. 9. RefWorks<br />RefWorks-specific tags<br />
    10. 10. RefWorks<br />Exporting to RefWorks<br />.txt file example<br />Web of Science<br />
    11. 11. RefWorks<br />Exporting from Google Scholar<br />In ‘Scholar Preferences’ set the Bibliographic Manager option to ‘Show links to import citations into RefWorks’<br />Search results will allow direct export to RefWorks<br />
    12. 12. RefWorks<br />Exporting from SFX<br />
    13. 13. RefWorks<br />Editing References<br />Once imported, references can be edited to include:<br />All major fields<br />Links<br />Notes by multiple users<br />Attachments<br />The ‘Global Edit’ option allows you to edit a field in a group of references<br />
    14. 14. RefWorks<br />Organizing References<br />Folders can be created without limit<br />Imported references go by default into ‘Last Imported’ folder<br />These can be moved into any folder<br />
    15. 15. RefWorks<br />Viewing Groups of References<br />Individual folders can be viewed by selecting ‘View’ and ‘Folder’<br />You may also view all references that are not in folders<br />Exact or closely matching duplicate references can be viewed by selecting ‘View’ and ‘Duplicates’<br />
    16. 16. RefWorks<br />Creating a Bibliography<br />Bibliographies can be created in a number of citation styles plus custom styles<br />Bibliographies can be created from a folder or from all references<br />Bibliographies must be checked for accuracy!!!<br />
    17. 17. RefWorks<br />Searching References<br />Searches can be conducted using a variety of fields across all references or within folders<br />Searches can be saved<br />RefWorks also permits browsing by author, descriptor, or publication <br />
    18. 18. Advanced RefWorks<br />RefWorks<br />
    19. 19. RefWorks<br />Searching Other Library Catalogues<br />RefWorks allows users to search a large number of catalogues from post-secondary institutions and other libraries world-wide<br />References from these catalogues can be easily imported to a RefWorks account<br />
    20. 20. RefWorks<br />Exporting References<br />References can be exported to another bibliographic software program or to a .txt file for importing into another RefWorks account<br />Select ‘References’ and ‘Export’<br />Choose folder and output style<br />
    21. 21. RefWorks<br />Importing References<br />Select ‘References’ and ‘Import’<br />Select the Data Source<br />This can be a specific database or RefWorks Tagged Format<br />See RefWorks help for instructions regarding individual databases<br />Select the folder to which references will be imported<br />Upload the .txt file<br />
    22. 22. RefWorks<br />RefWorks RSS Reader<br />RefWorks RSS reader can read RSS feeds from databases (TOCs, searches) as well as most other RSS content (blogs, newspapers, podcasts, etc.)<br />Copy and paste an RSS URL into the reader. Download references<br />Choose references to keep and import them into a folder<br />
    23. 23. RefWorks<br />Author Profiles<br />If this symbol appears beside an author’s name, RefWorks has a profile of that author.<br />Click on the symbol to see the author’s position and institutional affiliation<br />
    24. 24. RefWorks<br />Importing Web Pages using RefGrab-It<br />RefGrab-It is a bookmarklet that sits on your browser<br />ISBNs, DOIs, and RSS feeds<br />If the above are not present, it will allow you to import the web page as a reference<br />Amazon<br />
    25. 25. RefWorks<br />Write-N-Cite<br />Microsoft Word compatible add-in<br />One click citations<br />One click bibliography<br />Demo<br />
    26. 26. RefWorks<br />Questions?<br />Brian Jackson<br /><br />780-633-3189<br />