Learn to use RefWorks citation management tool

Syracuse University Library will offer several training sessions and help clinics on RefWorks, a citation management tool, during February, March, and April.

“If you are writing a research paper, thesis, dissertation, or article, RefWorks is an excellent system for keeping track of your sources,” said Ruth Stein, interim director of the Academic Integrity Office.

RefWorks allows users to save and organize citations, generate bibliographies in different styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago), add references to a paper, and format a reference list. Users can import references from many other sites or enter them manually. The Write-n-Cite feature automatically enters citations and generates bibliographies as you write your papers; RefGrab-It automatically captures citation information from web sites, and then converts the information into your desired citation format.

The upcoming training sessions are structured introductions to RefWorks, while the help clinics offer one-on-one assistance with specific questions. Both are open to all SU students, faculty, and staff, and no registration is required. All sessions are held in the Electronic Training Classroom, room 046, Bird Library.

Librarians from SU’s Science and Technology Library have created a RefWorks wiki, an interactive web environment, to post information and tips on RefWorks and share experiences and questions (see http://refworks.wikidot.com).

RefWorks is available for free to all Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff, as well as visitors using the campus network on-site (see http://library.syr.edu/research/citationmgmt/index.php).

Questions about RefWorks? Contact refworks@syr.edu.

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