Posted by included in Citing & Organizing
When we first talked about getting RefWorks, we were asked about how RefWorks works with APA style. It works quite nicely, in fact. When you are ready to produce a bibliography, you can chose whatever citation style you choose. For most of us, that style with be the most recent version of APA. So, how do you choose the right style for your bibliography?
Go to the Bibliography page. Under Output Style, RefWorks has a handy category called Capella University Specific. There you’ll see APA – American Psychological Edition, 5th Edition listed. Just choose that and you’re on your way.
Well, that’s especially true for bibliographic management tools. RefWorks is fabulous, but it’s still only as good as what gets put in it.
So, when you’re using Refworks, be a conscientious user. If you are manually entering citation information, make sure you haven’t missed any required fields. When you produce a bibliography, check your references to make sure that they are correctly formatted. RefWorks won’t make your APA manual obsolete, but it should help you stay organized and save a lot of time.