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Using RefWorks. Managing Research Results in Citation Format at the Drexel University Libraries. What’s a citation?. The basic information required to find a full-text work. Example: Journal article Article title Author Journal title Publication Date, volume, issue and page number

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using refworks

Using RefWorks

Managing Research Results in Citation Format

at the Drexel University Libraries

what s a citation
What’s a citation?
  • The basic information required to find a full-text work


Journal article

  • Article title
  • Author
  • Journal title
  • Publication Date, volume, issue and page number
  • Abstract



  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Publication Date
why manage research results as citations
Why manage research results as citations?
  • A “short-hand” way to keep track of articles that are important to you
  • To help create the bibliography and footnotes for research papers
  • To build a personal knowledge base for future use
where do i find citations
Where do I find citations?
  • In your course syllabus or reading list
  • Among references cited in books and articles you read
  • From searching in Library databases or on the Internet
how do i manage citations
How do I manage citations?
  • MSWord Footnote/Endnote feature
how do i manage citations now1
How do I manage citations now?
  • Desktop citation management software
introducing refworks
Introducing RefWorks
  • Your personal web-based citation management service, compliments of Drexel Libraries
  • Sign up for your account at:

  • Steps:
    • click “user login” – then - “sign up for an individual account”
    • create your own user ID & PW (make different from DrexelOne)
    • distance learner?
      • See “Quicklinks” at and RefWorks link, authenticate with Drexel ID & PW before making new account like above
      • Use this same quicklink to access in the future when off-campus – or Drexel’s group-code “RWDrexelU”+ ID & PW
managing your citations
Managing your citations
  • Organize your citations in folders
    • create new folders
    • move your citations into folders
managing your citations1
Managing your citations
  • Edit your citations to:
    • add “descriptors” keywords
    • add notes or annotations
exporting citations
Exporting citations
  • Search your topic in the Library’s Proquest database
exporting citations1
Exporting citations
  • Evaluate results - “mark” desired articles
importing citations
Importing Citations
  • Watch as your citations are imported!
managing your citations2
Managing your citations
  • Lookup your citations by:
    • author
    • descriptor
    • journal title
creating a bibliography
Creating a bibliography
  • Choose your style to output
  • Select folder with desired citations
viewing your bibliography
Viewing Your bibliography
  • Copy and paste into your paper
bibliographies footnotes using write n cite
Bibliographies & FootnotesUsing “Write-N-Cite”
  • A plug-in for MS Word
  • Works with MS Internet Explorer
  • Download from RefWorks Tools menu
  • Shows up on MS Word toolbar
  • Requires Internet connection
importing from other databases
Importing from other databases
  • Questions?
    • see online tutorial at:
  • Support
    • visit the Library Reference Desk
    • email
    • email
    • your subject specialist can help with importing from subject databases: