RefWorks Training, 11/1 & 11/2

The FAU Libraries are offering four training sessions by a professional RefWorks trainer:
November 1st and November 2nd.

RefWorks allows you to create a personal database that can be used to manage, store, and share your research. Learn how to quickly and easily import references from online databases, automatically insert references into papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. RefMobile and the in-text citation tool Write-N-Cite will also be covered.

Boca Campus
RefWorks Best Practices (See description below)
Tuesday, November 1st
9:00 and 11:00
S.E. Wimberly Library Instruction Lab, Room 136
RSVP or contact Jane Strudwick for more information

Treasure Coast Campus
Wednesday,  November 2nd
9:30 – Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (See description below)
11:00 – Beyond Direct Export (See description below)
JU 134/Library Computer Lab (TCC JU Library)
RSVP:  Pam Alderman or Deb Fink

For ongoing RefWorks Workshops, see the FAU Libraries Workshop Schedule:  http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/ref/instsrv/mainwksh.htm, or contact Instructional Services at LYILIS@fau.edu.

Session Descriptions
RefWorks Best Practices (75 minutes) – Two sessions on Boca Campus, Wimberly Library,  November 1st at  9:00 and 11:00

“RefWorks Best Practices” will teach you how to build a personal database and create papers with bibliographies and in-text citations, and share folders or an entire database with collaborators. The topics covered include:

A)  Quickly Learning RefWorks’ Basic Functions: An account will be created, citations imported, and a bibliography generated.

B)   Creating a bibliography with in-text citations using Write-N-Cite III. Write-N-Cite III provides more advanced functionality than the One Line/Cite View method; however, learning to use it takes a little more time

C)   RefShare: We’ll show how the collaborative tool within RefWorks can be used as a reading list. The commentary function will also be shown.

D) RefMobile

Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper” (45 minutes) – TCC, November 2nd at 9:30

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

A)  Create an account

B)   Directly import citations from two online databases

C)   Organize citations; check them for accuracy

D)  Quickly create a bibliography for two ways:

  1. From a list or folder of citations in your RW account
  2. With in-text citations via the One line/Cite View method

Beyond Direct Export (45 minutes) – TCC, November 2nd at 11:00

(Note: This session is generally conducted later in the day, after attendees have attended either “RefWorks Best Practices for the Classroom” or “Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper.”)

One of the easiest and most commonly used methods of adding references to your RefWorks database is called “direct export”.  Using this method you can quickly save search results from hundreds of online resources such as library catalogs or databases to RefWorks. But it is not the only method for adding references; there are five other methods you can use:

A)  Importing from a text file

B)   Searching online catalogs or databases from within RefWorks

C)   Using a web browser tool called RefGrab-It to capture references from a web page

D)  Importing records from RSS feeds

E)   Entering references manually

One Response to “RefWorks Training, 11/1 & 11/2”

  1. RefWorks is free for students, just sign up for an account. We have ongoing workshops, contact Instructional Services at LYILIS@fau.edu.