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Library offers training on RefWorks citation management tool
Library offers training on RefWorks citation management toolJanuary 29, 2007Abby Kasowitz-Scheeraskasowi@syr.edu
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,” says 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 the individual writes a paper; RefGrab-It automatically captures citation information from websites and then converts the information into the 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; no registration is required. All sessions are held in the Electronic Training Classroom, Room 046 in Bird Library. To view the schedule, visit http://library.syr.edu/cite/RefWorksTraining.html.
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. Visit http://refworks.wikidot.com.
RefWorks is available free to all SU students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors using the campus network on site (see http://library.syr.edu/cite/refworks.html). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.