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Databases Tutorials: RefWorks

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RefWorks

RefWorks is an online research tool to help you manage your references when writing and collaborating with fellow researchers. RefWorks organizes, stores, and shares all types of information, and can instantly create citations and bibliographies.

Access RefWorks at http://refworks.proquest.com

Introduction to RefWorks

In this brief introduction to RefWorks, you'll learn how to find and save references while doing your research, how to organize references once they're in RefWorks, and how to cite those references in your writing.

Accessing RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover how to access RefWorks, including creating a new account, and accessing through single sign-on at your institution.

RefWorks Basic Functionality

This RefWorks training session will cover the basic functionality of the RefWorks website. We won't cover all the features available to you, but we'll look at the ones you will use most frequently in RefWorks as you conduct your research. 

Exporting References to RefWorks

This RefWorks training sessions covers ways to export references from other systems, so users can import them into RefWorks.

Creating References and Adding Documents Within RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover several different ways to add references directly into RefWorks, including uploading a document, importing references from a file, creating a reference manually, and searching library databases for references.

Writing with RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover several tools you can use when writing a research paper and using RefWorks to supply citations and bibliographies. We'll be showing RefWorks Citation Manager, Write-N-Cite, ProQuest RefWorks for Google Docs, and Quick Cite.

Editing References in RefWorks

This training session will cover how to edit references in RefWorks, including correcting metadata before and after saving to RefWorks, adding tags, editing many references at once, and more.

Organizing References with Folders in RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover ways to organize your references into folders, including sharing folders with other researchers.

Editing Citation Styles in RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will show how to edit citation styles, including editing styles for yourself or your institution using the Citation Style Editor in RefWorks, and editing styles for the open-source Citation Style Language project.

Collaboration Through Sharing in RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover ways to collaborate with colleagues by sharing references, folders, and even entire projects.

Organizing References with Projects in RefWorks

This RefWorks training session will cover ways to organize your references using Projects.

RefWorks (For Faculty)