RefWorks sessions

University of Delaware Library offers multiple RefWorks workshops

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8:01 a.m., Aug. 25, 2014--The University of Delaware Library will present multiple workshops on RefWorks during the fall semester.

RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool provided by the library, is used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists. It is available from the Library Databases page.

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Two levels of workshops are offered: “Introduction to RefWorks” and “RefWorks: Beyond the Basics.” There will also be a workshop titled “RefWorks Complete” that blends both levels. 

The “Introduction to RefWorks” workshop covers setting up an account, exporting citations from research databases, managing citations, creating bibliographies and more.

“RefWorks: Beyond the Basics” provides additional information about exporting references from research databases and organizing references; it also includes using the Write-N-Cite feature to insert in-text citations as well as editing in-text citations.

“RefWorks Complete” presents the basic and advanced functions of RefWorks in one session. Topics include exporting references from journal databases, creating folders, organizing and editing references, uploading full-text articles, and inserting footnotes or in-text citations.

An additional, subject-specific RefWorks workshops will be offered for students, faculty and staff involved in health science related fields. 

“RefWorks for the Health Sciences” will cover both the basic and the advanced functions of RefWorks, with a focus on importing citations from PubMed and other health science specific databases. The session also covers creating and sharing folders and using Write-N-Cite for APA and AMA citations.

“Introduction to RefWorks” will be offered on:

• Thursday, Sept. 18, 2-3:30 p.m., Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of Morris Library. Presenter will be Dianna McKellar, librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

• Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of Morris Library. McKellar will be the presenter.

“RefWorks: Beyond the Basics” will be offered on:

• Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of Morris Library. Presenters will be William Simpson, associate librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department, and Rebecca Knight, associate librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

“RefWorks for the Health Sciences” will be offered on:

• Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of Morris Library. Presenter will be Sarah Katz, assistant librarian, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

“RefWorks: Complete” will be offered on:

• Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Library Instruction Room (116A) on the first floor of Morris Library. Presenters will be Simpson and Knight.

These workshops are available at no charge and are open to University of Delaware faculty, staff and students. Seating is limited and registration is required. Online registration is available.

Questions regarding the workshops may be shared by calling 302-831-2432 or emailing lib-workshops@udel.edu.

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