If you haven’t already, the first week of the October term is the perfect opportunity to register for a RefWorks account.
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is the world’s premier citation management software. RefWorks allows you to organize citations for all of your research in one easy-to-use online account. The intuitive interface allows you to create folders for all of your projects into which you can export citations for journals, books, and AV items from the Library databases. RefWork’s highly accurate reference generator creates bibliographies in all major styles.
With RefWorks, you will have your own permanent online database of all the research you do at Regent, which you get to keep after graduating – all alumni retain access to their RefWorks accounts after graduating!
To get started with this indispensable resource, login in here and enter your Regent e-mail address so that RefWorks will recognize you as a Regent user. Follow the prompts, and voila! – You will be the proud owner of your own RefWorks account.
Once you have an account, the best thing to do is to watch a few tutorials on RefWorks’ YouTube channel.
From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all. Sign up for this tool before your first research project!
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.
RefWorks usage: Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
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.com/tutorial
Zotero tutorials: http://www.zotero.org/documentation
As always, assistance is available through the Regent University Library Reference Desk…
Written by Harold Henkel, Assistant Librarian
Welcome to all new and returning students. This space will be home to a regular feature with quick tips for improving the quality of your research.
Let’s start with a 3-Point Library Checklist for a Successful Academic Year:
- Visit the Library faculty page to learn your school’s Library liaison. The Library liaisons are subject specialists in their school’s discipline and can help you with some of the thorniest research problems. Also visit the Reference Services page for hours and links for contacting the Reference Desk. We offer information and research help in person and via telephone, email, and instant messaging
- Sign up for a RefWorks account and take the interactive tutorial. RefWorks is a powerful research tool that allows you to import references from the Library’s databases, manage your citations, and format your bibliography in seconds. Spending a little time with RefWorks now will save you time and stress later when you are finishing your papers.
- Sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account. Local students can use their Interlibrary Loan accounts to request books and articles not available from Regent University Library. Distance students use Interlibrary Loan to request books and articles from the University Library as well as articles not available from Regent. For speed, articles are usually delivered by email in PDF.