Friday, October 10, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
If you have time to learn about only one new piece of software this semester, make it RefWorks.
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a web-based research management tool that simplifies the process of gathering, using and citing your research.
Organize your research in one location -- No worries about losing materials on a forgotten flash drive or in a full email box!
Include citations while you write your paper
Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
Import references as you find them
Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
RefWorks allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from text files or online databases. It is also possible with RefWorks to set up automatic formatting of the paper and the bibliography.
RefWorks is similar to software products such as EndNote, Reference Manager, and ProCite. It differs in that -- being web based -- there is no software to download and your personal database is stored on the RefWorks server, accessable from any computer with an Internet connection. Log in through the Logue Library account from anywhere. There is no charge for use to Chestnut Hill College faculty, staff and students.
- When you log into RefWorks, you will need to create your personal account.
- Call, come in or IM the library to get the account code.
- Be prepared by having your student ID available!