April 8, 2005
RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager. Use it when working on a research project to collect references from online databases, building your own library of references. You can then insert the references into your paper using Word and the free Write-N-Cite plug-in, which automatically formats the paper and the bibliography using a wide variety of styles.
RefWorks is similar in function to bibliographic management software products such as EndNote, Reference Manager, and ProCite, and citations from these programs can be easily imported into RefWorks or vice versa. RefWorks differs from these other programs in that the personally created databases (libraries, folders) are stored on the RefWorks server and can be accessed through the University Library institutional account from wherever the user happens to be via the web. In addition, there is no charge for use to University of Illinois current faculty, staff and students.
Newsflash - 8/18/05 - The UIUC Library has put together a local support site for Refworks. Here you'll find out how to register for RefWorks, how to import citations from our many article indexes and abstracts into RefWorks, and how to use it from within Word.
There is also a fine set of RefWorks tutorials at http://www.refworks.com/tutorial/.
RefWorks has been licensed for use by anyone at UIUC; sign up for your free individual account. Please feel free to tell your students about it and urge them to create a login so they can use it to build bibliographies for their papers.
Purchased jointly through funds from the Library and CITES.
Posted by at April 8, 2005 9:12 AM