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RefWorks for Faculty/Grad Students

  1. 1. MAKING REFWORKS WORK FOR YOU Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian & RefWorks Coordinator James A. Gibson Library
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction – What is RefWorks? </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started with RefWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up an account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating folders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Importing Citations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Features (RefShare & RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Where to Get Help </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction: What is RefWorks? <ul><li>Bibliographic management software </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create folders and organize citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect/import citations from many research resources (e.g., web, databases) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store copies of articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share references with friends and colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Creating a RefWorks Account Click on the link for “RefWorks” on the library homepage <ul><li>Next steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Sign up for an Individual Account” </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the form </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Register” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creating Folders Select “Create New Folder” from the “Folders” menu Type a name for your folder Your new folder appears in your list of folders
  6. 6. Importing Citations: Catalogue <ul><li>Find an item of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Click “send to RefWorks” </li></ul>Click “View Last Imported Folder” Mark your citation and put it into a folder
  7. 7. Importing Citations: Databases (Scholars Portal) Conduct a search <ul><li>Ensure “Marked Records” is selected </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Export to RefWorks” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark citations of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Click “RefWorks” button </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scholars Portal, continued Click “View Last Imported Folder” Mark your citations and put them into a folder View the folder
  9. 9. Importing Citations: Databases (Academic Search Premier) <ul><li>Select citations by clicking on “Add to folder” </li></ul><ul><li>The yellow “Folder has items” bar appears on the right </li></ul><ul><li>View your selected citations by clicking on “Folder View” </li></ul>The link changes once the citation has been added to the folder Mark the citations and click the “export” icon <ul><li>Select “Direct Export to RefWorks” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save” </li></ul>
  10. 10. RefGrab-It: Find RefGrab-It under the “Tools” menu Follow the instructions for your browser
  11. 11. RefGrab-It, continued <ul><li>The “IE for Windows” example in action: </li></ul>1. 2. 4. 3.
  12. 12. RefGrab-It, continued Find a web page of interest and click on “RefGrab-It” Click “Import”
  13. 13. Manual Citation Creation Choose “Add New Reference” from the “References” menu <ul><li>Specify the folder to put your reference into </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a “Ref Type” (green checkmarks will appear by required fields) </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in your citation information </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save Reference” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Editing Citations Click “View” Click “Edit”” <ul><li>Change/add information </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save Reference” </li></ul>You can attach copies of articles that you have saved to your computer
  15. 15. Creating a Bibliography Click on “Bibliography” in the menu bar Select “References from Folder” Select your file type Choose your citation style Choose your folder Last Step: Click “Create Bibliography”
  16. 16. Creating a Bibliography, continued Don’t forget to proofread your bibliography! Choose to download or e-mail
  17. 17. Write-N-Cite: Getting Started Choose “Write-N-Cite” from the “Tools” menu to install it on your computer <ul><li>Next Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Open a Word Document </li></ul><ul><li>Open Write-N-Cite and log in </li></ul><ul><li>Place your Write-N-Cite window over your Word document </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the citation folder you want to use </li></ul>
  18. 18. Write-N-Cite: Writing Your Paper <ul><li>Begin typing your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Each time you need to cite a resource, simply click “Cite” </li></ul><ul><li>Citation information appears in your document (don’t worry that it looks a bit strange) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Write-N-Cite: Formatting When you’re finished your paper SAVE it and then click “Bibliography” Choose your “Output Style” and click “Create Bibliography”
  20. 20. Write-N-Cite: Finished Product In-text citations are formatted properly Your bibliography is attached Note: Your formatted document will be a new document with a new title. Any changes to citations must be made on the ORIGINAL document, which then must be formatted again REMEMBER TO PROOF-READ YOUR CITATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY!
  21. 21. Advanced Features - RefShare <ul><li>Allows you to share citations with friends and colleagues at Brock and beyond </li></ul>
  22. 22. RefShare, continued Your “control panel” – use this page to decide what your recipients can see and do with your shared folder
  23. 23. RefShare, continued Your recipients see this page – the display and options available depend on the parameters set by you.
  24. 24. Advanced Features - RSS <ul><li>Add RSS feeds to RefWorks to receive automatic updates from online journals, search alerts and websites </li></ul>Select “RSS Feed” from the “Search” menu Paste a feed URL into the box and click ‘Add RSS Feed” A link for your feed will appear – click it to obtain results
  25. 25. Where to find Help: <ul><li>Help Desk (LC, main floor) </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks Help Guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Jennifer Thiessen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>905-688-5550 x3573 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>