Friday, October 10, 2008


Logue Library celebrates more birthdays in October than any other month! This week alone we celebrate Deborah, Marian, Ellen & Sister Regina's birthdays... that's nearly half of us!

And this year is very special because we celebrate Sister Regina Maria Brimmer's 90th birthday. We all feel so blessed to have her in our daily lives. I think she was hoping for a nice, quiet day. Ha!! What was she thinking? She got nice, but . . . quiet?

Friday, October 03, 2008

RefWorks is Worth It!

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!
RefWorks is easy to learn! With just a little bit of time up front, you'll find this the biggest time-saving tool you've used for your college research.