If you are still emailing articles to yourself from Summon and databases, it’s time to sign up for RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to export citation information and direct links to articles, books, streaming video, and even websites into your personal online account. Inside your account, you can organize your research into folders by class or project.
While writing your papers, RefWorks operates with Word to create bibliographic references and in-text citations in all major styles, including the latest editions of APA, MLA, and Turabian.
With RefWorks, there is no need to maintain personal accounts with multiple database vendors. All your research is safely located in a central account that you will be able to keep after you graduate at no charge.
To get started with this indispensable resource, click here, enter your Regent e-mail address so that RefWorks will recognize you as a Regent user, and follow the prompts.
Once you have opened an account, the easiest way to get started is to watch the YouTube tutorials and try a few searches and exports in Summon. If you need any help getting started, contact us through the Ask a Librarian page.
To all our RefWorks users:
Over the past year, the Regent University librarians have been reviewing the subscription databases in our collection. Rising subscription costs have forced us to make some difficult decisions. One decision was not to renew our subscription to RefWorks on August 1, 2011. The table below shows the low usage of this database over the past year. Normally, when we drop a subscription we just post an announcement on the database list. Since this particular database contains users’ bibliographic and citation work, we thought it best to provide some options for transferring your work to another program. Two of these programs are free and web-based.
Please go to our RefWorks Alternatives page to view citation management alternatives and instructions for transferring Reworks data to other programs. You may continue to use the program until August 1, 2011, at which time you will have the option to purchase an individual subscription at $100 per year. If you no longer use RefWorks, or if there is no data that you would like to save, then you do not need to do anything.
If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk and ask to speak with a librarian.
Looking for a better way to track your research sources and build that bibliography? Consider RefWorks or Zotero!
The video of the Library’s Nov. 6 library instruction class on RefWorks and Zotero is now available online (Flash player required):
The accompanying Powerpoint slides from this class are available in PDF format at: http:mindsources.notlong.com
For additional help and online tutorials, please see the following websites:
RefWorks tutorials: http:www.refworks.comtutorial
Zotero tutorials: http:www.zotero.orgdocumentation
As always, assistance is available through the Regent University Library Reference Desk…