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Important announcement for RefWorks users

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

Video of Refworks & Zotero class now online

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…

888.249.1822 (toll-free)

Research Tips: 3-point Checklist

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.