A number of resources are available that provide assistance with using RefWorks are are listed below:
Questions can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to RefWorks: email@example.com or 800.521.0600 ext. 74440.
Check out Zotero as an alternative or see what other citation managers can do:
In addition, an article published in in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship in 2011, "Reference Management Software: a Comparative Analysis of Four Products" discusses a comparison of Cite-ULike, Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero.
RefWorks is a cloud-based tool (comparable to and compatible with EndNote and Zotero) that builds and organizes a personal database of citations found through research by importing the citations from online resources including: online library systems (OneSearch), online resources to which the Baylor Libraries subscribe, PDFs, and web pages. Citations can be collected from online resources or added manually, organized in folders, incorporated into research papers, and automatically formatted for end notes or footnotes or bibliographies using specified styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
RefWorks uses a rich database structure which gives users the ability to add detailed notes and other information to individual citations and PDFs. Because this information is stored in a database, a researcher's RefWorks account becomes her personal research database, which can be searched for needed information.
Additionally, all or part of a RefWorks account can be shared with others -- including individuals not affiliated with Baylor University -- with whom a researcher may be collaborating.
To get started with the most current version of RefWorks, all you need to do is set up an account or migrate your existing account.
In the future, you can login to RefWorks using your Baylor e-mail address and the password you just created.
If you have an existing RefWorks account, easily migrate your account to new RefWorks by doing the following:
You can continue to use/access your legacy RefWorks account by logging in to http://www.refworks.com/refworks. Note; Any changes you make in your legacy account will not be transferred to your new account; nor will changes you make in your new account be transferred to your legacy account.
Below is a key to the main RefWorks menu.
By adding the "Save to RefWorks" button to your browser(s), you can capture information from any web page -- in some instances including the full text of articles. You will also be able to add/change the metadata before or after you save the citation(s) to your RefWorks library. By using the information on this page (you'll need to login to your RefWorks account), you can drag and drop the "Save to RefWorks" button on your browser's "Favorites" bar. Note: The "Favorites" bar needs to be visible and unlocked in order to complete this action. Consult the "Help" information for the browser you use for more information if the "Favorites" bar doesn't display. Additionally, your browser may not support the drag and drop option. This documentation will provide information on adding "Save to RefWorks" to your browser manually.
Setting up different projects in your RefWorks account enables you to work collaboratively with others on specific research activities. Note, don't substitute projects for "folders". If there's no need to work collaboratively with other researchers, there may be little value for you to create separate projects. The video below provides more details.
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