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Ref works 2

  1. 1. UNLV Libraries<br />Getting Started with RefWorks 2.0<br />
  2. 2. What is RefWorks?<br />Definition - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. <br />In a nutshell, RefWorks is <br /><ul><li>An online personal database
  3. 3. A tool to import references automatically
  4. 4. A bibliography and citation creator</li></li></ul><li>Why use RefWorks?<br />It’s free! (UNLV students, staff /faculty, alumni)<br />Accessible anywhere from the Internet<br />Organizes your research citations online<br />Creates bibliographies and in-text citations<br />
  5. 5. What we’ll cover today…<br />Creating your own RefWorks account<br />Exporting citations from online databases<br />Creating a bibliography<br />Creating in-text citations<br />Where to go for more help<br />
  6. 6. How to access RefWorks?<br />Use the Quick Link menu on the Libraries home page:<br />
  7. 7. RefWorks login page<br />From off-campus, you may need to use the group login: RWUNLV<br />To create a new account, click on “Sign up for new account”<br />
  8. 8. “Create Account” pop-up form<br />Write down your user name and password. We don’t have access to those.<br />
  9. 9. Organize your citations<br />Create folders<br />
  10. 10. Exporting from a database: Ebsco<br />From any Ebsco database, e.g., ERIC, PsycInfo, follow these steps:<br />Click on “Add to Folder” to select articles<br />Click on Folder to see selected articles<br />Check the box for articles you want to export<br />Click on the icon with the white paper and green arrow<br />
  11. 11. Exporting from Ebsco databases<br />Add items to folder; then go to “Folder” view<br />
  12. 12. Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.)<br />Select items to be exported from you Folder list, then click on Export icon (on right side)<br />
  13. 13. Exporting from Ebsco databases (cont.)<br />Select “Direct Export to RefWorks, then click on “Save”<br />
  14. 14. Check in RefWorks<br />You will get a message (once you are logged into RefWorks) telling you how many references were imported. “View Last Imported Folder” to see your items. <br />
  15. 15. Searching “Summon”<br />Search across all the libraries’ collections and resources with a keyword search.<br />
  16. 16. Exporting from “Summon” <br />Mouse over the record and click on the “Save this item” icon (folder with a + sign). Then click on “Saved items.”<br />
  17. 17. Exporting from “Summon” (cont.)<br />Select the desired format for your results, then click on the RefWorks tab.<br />
  18. 18. Creating a Bibliography<br />1. Select Bibliography tab<br />2. Select a citation format<br />3. Select folder<br />4. Click on Create Bibliography button<br />
  19. 19. In-text citations: Getting started<br />1<br />Download Write-N-Cite software to your computer<br />Close everything<br />Open a blank Microsoft Word document<br />1. Go to the Add-Ins Tab<br />2. Click on RefWorks Write-N-Cite<br />2<br />
  20. 20. In-text citations: part 2<br /><ul><li>(Re)login into RefWorks (You may have to exit any RefWorks accounts that are open.)
  21. 21. This is the next screen you should see—a list of your references</li></li></ul><li>In-text citations: part 3<br />Start typing your text of your paper.<br />When you’re ready to add an in-text citation, click on the “cite” link of the reference you want to insert.<br />
  22. 22. In-text citations: part 4 Creating your bibliography<br />1. Select Bibliography from the top bar<br />2. Select your output style<br />3. Click on “Create Bibliography”<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  23. 23. Where to go for more help<br />RefWorks tutorials<br /><br />Using RefWorks at UNLV<br /><br />Ask Us!<br /><br />