A web-based bibliography and database manager which allows you to create your own personal database. References can be imported from text files, online databases, websites and other sources.
Three reasons to use RefWorks include the ability to:
RefWorks is available to SIUE faculty, staff, and students. To establish an account, proceed by following these steps.
Use the Bibliography menu. To create a bibliography within Word, download the Write-N-Cite plugin from the Help Menu.
Additional information on using Write-N-Cite is available in one of the top column tabs.
Within most of the Library databases, there is the ability to export(add) citations into RefWorks. This is often referred to as direct export.
The following databases or database providers allow exporting: ABC-CLIO, Annual Reviews, CSA, EBSCO, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis, OVID, Proquest, ScienceDirect, the SIUE Catalog, WilsonWeb, and WorldCat.
To add citations:
RefWorks organizes references into three folders, Last Imported Reference, Reference not in a Folder and All References. You have the option of creating your own folders as well. This mechanism allows you to save references on different topics into different folders or save a particular reference to multiple folders.
Folders can be shared via email or via the RefShare website allowing for collaboration.
To create a new folder:
Use the Search menu. Citations can also be sorted under this menu by author, journal title, and subject.