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refworksRefWorks collects, stores and organizes your citations from books, articles, the Web and numerous other formats and automatically converts those citations into a properly formatted bibliography. It's easy to use, reliable, and will store citations while you're searching. 

Learning to use RefWorks takes some time, but it's worth the effort! Follow the directions below, and for more help, ask a librarian, or watch the excellent RefWorks tutorial.

RefWorks Basics

RefWorks uses a system of folders to store citations. You can create folders, move citations between folders, and rename or delete folders. RefWorks has three primary functions: Storing citations (either those you have imported form databases or manually input yourself), creating bibliographies, and creating in-text references, footnotes and endnotes.

Getting Started

Access RefWorks through the Database Quicklinks on the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library's Website.

Set up an Account in RefWorks

If you have not yet created your personal account, click on "Sign up for an Individual Account." If you are off campus you will be prompted for a group code which you can obtain from the Campus Library. Use your UAS username and password. Next, sign into RefWorks and click the login button.

Create File Folders to organize your research

Click on Folders.
Create New Folder.
Add the name of your research project to the text box and click OK. Now you have created a folder for your citations in RefWorks. You can create as many folders as you like, one for each of your papers or research projects.

Open a new window in your browser and search in the database.

Importing Citations

Below are shorthand instructions on how to export citations from various databases. Once exported, citations may be imported into the bibliographic database RefWorks. This process works best using Internet Explorer as your web browser. If you need more detailed information on using RefWorks, please feel free to contact a librarian at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library.

EBSCOHost Databases

•  Find Articles
•  Mark records to export by clicking on the "Add to folder" box below to each title you want to cite.  Click on "Folder View"
When you've finished marking records that you want to export, click on "Folder" on upper right side of the screen
Select the article citations that you'd like to add to RefWorks by clicking in the boxes next to them; then click on the Export icon which will take you to a new page.
Click on "Direct Export to RefWorks", then "Save".


ebrary

  • Find books by title or by keyword.
  • After finding a title you'd like to use, click the RefWorks tab.  Your records will load into RefWorks automatically, presuming that you're signed into RefWorks.

Science Direct

  • Search for article or image, select desired items by clicking box to left of title. Click export citations.
  • Choose RefWorks Direct Export.
  • Click "Export button.

ProQuest Databases

  • Find Articles and mark records to export by clicking in the box on the left of each citation on the results list (or check in the "Mark Document" box when you're in the articles themselves).
  • Click on "Export/Save".
  • Click on the "Export to RefWorks" link.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases (now found in ProQuest databases)

  • Find articles
  • Mark records you wish to export
  • Click on the "Export/Save" button
  • Click on "RefWorks". Another window will open showing RefWorks as selected. Be sure to allow pop up windows for this site.
  • Click continue.

JSTOR

  • Find articles
  • Mark records you wish to export
  • Click "Export Citation"
  • Click on RefWorks.

Additional Information

RefWorks also coordinates with FirstSearch, CQ Researcher, and Literature Resource Center.

Create HTML or Word document bibliographies in a variety of citation styles including APA, MLA, and Turabian.

  • To produce a bibliography or works cited list, click on the Bibliography button.
  • Select your Output Format (the style you want to use, i.e., MLA, APA, etc.) from the list
  • Choose the file type to creat (either HTML or Word)
  • Choose the folder from which you wish to create the Bibliography.

To add citations from databases not listed about or from other sources

  • Go to Bibliography page in RefWorks
  • Choose output format, "citation list"
  • Note number next to citations - use this reference number
  • Within the Word document where you need to insert a reference, type in {{the reference number}}.

To edit your bibliography:

  • In Internet Explorer click on File from the top menu bar
  • From the drop down men, choose Save As
  • Save the document as a Microsoft World document. You can now open this file in Microsoft Word and make any necessary changes.

Write-N-Cite is a separate program that is loaded on the Campus Library's public computers which interfaces between RefWorks and Microsoft Word. See the RefWorks Tutorial for more information on using Write-N-Cite or ask a Librarian.

 

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