August 7th, 2008

RefWorks Gets Applause in Dallas

You may have seen the RefWorks email from the library or mentions of it in this blog. Still, many learners who came to the Dallas colloquium weren’t sure what RefWorks could do for them.

We knew there’d be a lot of questions about RefWorks, so we had a librarian devoted just to RefWorks come with us to Dallas. We also talked about RefWorks in all the Library and Writing Center sessions. RefWorks came up in most conversations we had with learners over the course of the colloquium.

And what is the overall impression learners have of RefWorks? Well, learners in the Finding Scholarly Articles session loved it so much they filled the room with applause!

If you weren’t at Dallas, you may wonder what all the hoopla is about. Here are the benefits of RefWorks in a nutshell:

Organizing your Citations

  • Quickly export citations from many of the library databases.
  • Organize your citations into folders – by paper, course, topic, etc. You can even put a single citation in several folders.
  • Link back to the full text in the library database.
  • Add notes to individual references to help you keep track of important information.

Creating Bibliographies

  • Automatically create a bibliography in APA style. (You’ll need to proof-read it.)
  • Use Write-N-Cite to automatically create in-text citations and reference lists in Word.
  • Share a bibliography with others by posting it to a webpage.

For more information about RefWorks, check out our RefWorks Information Page .

-Erin

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