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This guide will answer the most common questions on the use of the RefWorks at UM. If you need to know more, please contact Bill Jacobs for help.
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2013 URL: http://libguides.miami.edu/refworks Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds. (First time users should sign up for an individual account and select a username and password--see below.)

From computers connecting via wireless or off-campus, the University of Miami Group Code is required. The group code is RWUMiami.

RefWorks provides a Quick Start Guide and other learning tools on their website, www.refworks.com

A listing of the RefWorks tutorials (available from the RefWorks Help menu) is provided here.

Please register for an upcoming RefWorks class below:

Graduate Research Series 2013:

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013: RefWorks
Richter Library - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013: RefWorks
Richter Library - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013: RefWorks
Richter Library - 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

 

Overview

Using RefWorks consists of four easy steps:

  1. Create an account by entering your subscriber information, see: www.refworks.com/Refworks/newuser.asp
  2. Create a database by automatically importing data from online services or by typing references in manually.
  3. Create a paper in your word processor insert the code for your citation (called a Temporary Citation Placeholder) in those locations you want to cite references. Save and close the file.
  4. From RefWorks click on Bibliography and select the paper you just saved and the output style in which you want it created.

Click on Create Bibliography and save the formatted document to disk.

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Acknowledgement

Thanks to John Bonham at the University of Southern California for kind permission to use his guide design.


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