An Introduction to RefWorks

Daren Mansfield Academic Subject Librarian

At the end of the session you will:
• Create your own RefWorks account • Manually add references to RefWorks • Search the Library Catalogue within RefWorks and import book references • Create and manage folders in RefWorks • Import journal article references from a database into RefWorks & your folder • Use Write-N-Cite to add citations and to create a Bibliography • Be able to share folders

What is RefWorks?
• An online personal bibliographic management tool • Allows easy access to collected references • References can be arranged in folders according to a research theme • Safe place to store references • References can be retrieved after a significant time gap

RefWorks can…
• Allow you to share references with fellow academics when collaborating on a project or students • Create bibliographies in a several styles, e.g. Harvard, APA • Automatically add citations to your Word documents using Write-NCite software • Be used from home

Getting Started
• Go to the Portal - Library and Learning Resources - RefWorks • First-time users need to register for an individual account • You can download Write-N-Cite to use at home

More help?
• Help guides available on RefWorks page on the Portal • Email • Contact your Academic Subject Librarian

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