Need help with your research? RefWorks can help you track, store, and organize citations that are useful to your research, and format in-text citations and the bibliography in your papers and grant proposal.
RefWorks is a citation management tool offered by Himmelfarb Library. Using RefWorks, you can create a private, customized library of citations including journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, websites, etc. Because RefWorks functions as a personal system, you can organize your citations in any way that makes sense to you, thereby making RefWorks into a personal digital repository.
Getting citations into RefWorks is easy and in most cases does not require you to type or copy/paste individual citations. You can import citations automatically from research articles databases (e.g. PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, etc.) and from the Library Catalog. To import citations for webpages, you can take advantage of RefWorks' RefGrab It tool which will capture citation data (e.g. title, author, web address) from the website and import it into RefWorks. You can download RefGrab It from the Tools menu in RefWorks.
Once you start adding citations to your RefWorks account, you can organize them according to your preferences. RefWorks allows you to create folders so you can organize your citations by topic or project. RefWorks also provides two options for connecting your citations to the full-text copies of articles. In RefWorks, each citation is automatically assigned a 'Find It' link which will search Himmelfarb Library's full-text collection for a full-text copy of the article. Alternately, you may choose to attach PDF's to individual citations.
When it comes time to create a bibliography, RefWorks can assist you by generating a bibliography in any of hundreds of available citation styles. You can choose a commonly used style (e.g. APA, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, etc.), or one specifically designed for a journal (e.g. Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, etc.). RefWorks will create a bibliography instantly from within RefWorks, or if you would also like to create in-text citations you can take advantage of the Write-N-Cite tool. Write-N-Cite works with Word to add the citations within your document, and to format them along with the final bibliography in the bibliographic style that you select. You can download Write-N-Cite It from the Tools menu in RefWorks.
To get started with RefWorks, simply access the resource and then select 'Sign up for an Individual Account'. If you have questions about RefWorks, please ask us, or consult these resource materials: