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ITB Library: RefWorks Guide An introduction to RefWorks


A RefWorks account can be created by any ITB student or staff member. For full details of how to create a RefWorks account, please see: http://issuu.com/itblibrary/docs/access_refworks_itb_library

Login to RefWorks here: http://www.refworks.com/refworks


Introducing your RefWorks account Your RefWorks account homepage appears as follows:

Toolbar

Tabs Quick links References References References


Brief references are listed on your homepage:

They include basic information about the reference such as: • the authors • the title • the source of the information • the folder in which the reference is located


Note the toolbar in the top right-hand corner of each reference record.

• View the full reference by clicking on the magnifying glass icon • Edit the reference by clicking on the paper and pen icon • Delete the reference by clicking on the icon of a cross • A paperclip icon indicates that the reference includes an attachment


Add a reference Click on the New Reference icon to add a reference to your account.


Selecting your Referencing Style Begin by choosing your Referencing Style from a dropdown menu. Use the Referencing Style required by your lecturer, e.g. IEEE or Harvard


Select your Reference Type The Reference Type depends on the source of information, e.g. Journal Article, Book Edited, Web Page etc. Reference Types determine the data you will be asked to enter.


Enter data You will be prompted to add the data that is needed to create your citation, e.g. authors, book title, publication year etc. It is important that you fill in every field you have information for!


View a reference Each brief reference record has a small toolbar attached to the top righthand corner. Click on the magnifying glass icon in order to view the full record.


The full reference record appears:

If the record is imported this may include an abstract, subjects etc.


Edit a reference

Each brief reference record has a small toolbar attached to the top righthand corner. Click on the paper and pen icon in order to edit the record.


Edit data Data within the reference record can be changed. For instance, the title of a journal may be imported as Jrl. Of Bus. Research and you may wish to change it to Journal of Business Research


Using folders References can be organised into folders, e.g. you can have a folder for each assignment you are working on.

Folders can be accessed via the Organize Folders tab or via the quick-links in the sidebar.


The Organize Folders tab lists all folders and the number of references within each folder.

Click on the title of the folder to view the references.


Note this folder is called Second lang acq and includes 2 references. To return to your homepage, click on References >.


In order to add a reference to a folder, click on the pen and pencil icon to edit the record.

Scroll to the bottom of the record to Add to folder. Select the folder title from the drop-down menu. Click on Save Reference.


Creating a bibliography A bibliography is a list of the information sources that inform your written work. It differs slightly from a reference list which only includes sources cited in your writing.


Begin by choosing your Referencing Style from a drop-down menu. Use the Referencing Style required by your lecturer, e.g. IEEE or Harvard


Next select the File Type you wish to use, e.g. MS Word, Web page etc. Your bibliography will be exported in this format.


Finally, choose which references you wish to include in your bibliography. You can select to include All References or References from a particular folder. Click on Create Bibliography.


The bibliography will be downloaded in the file type you selected, e.g. here it has been downloaded as a Word document.


Edit and save your bibliography, as required.


RefWorks at ITB Library

Learn more at: Library Catalogue: http://blanchlib.itb.ie

Contact us at: LibraryInfo@itb.ie

The Library Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Road North Blanchardstown Dublin 15

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