Go to the Online Resources A to Z list of library subscription databases, scroll down until you see "RefWorks" and click on the link.
Sign up for a new account or login with your RefWorks login name & password.
Learn to use RefWorks
Check out RefWorks fact sheets to understand what RefWorks can do for you. Fact sheets are available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Korean, and Japanese.
What is RefWorks and how will it help me?
RefWorks is a web-based tool that helps you manage references (citations) that you find when you're doing research. You can collect and keep track of all of the references you find whether you're searching through the library research databases or free websites. You'll build a RefWorks database containing the references you find for journal articles, books, ebooks, trade publications, magazine& newspaper articles, websites, and more.
RefWorks provides a tool called Write-n-Cite that helps you insert in-text citations from your RefWorks database are you write a paper in Microsoft Word and then generate a bibliography based on your in-text citations. You can easily format your references in MLA, APA, Chicago, or you can choose from dozens of other citation style formats. The RefGrab-It tool helps you cite websites quickly & easily.
RefWorks helps you..
Create a personal database online - you can store an unlimited number of references
Import information seamlessly from multiple sources - your search results from a wide variety of sources (including library databases, Internet websites, and RSS feeds) can be quickly imported into your RefWorks database with the click of a button
Organize and manage information - set up folders to sort and file references quickly & easily
Share information - collaborate with members of the Stevens community or globally with researchers, faculty, and students
Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds - save hours of typing & formatting time and easily make changes & formatting updates
RefWorks Retrieved 11/15/2011, 2011, from http://refworks.com/content/path_manage/factsheets/FS_refworks.asp
What does "citing sources" really mean?
"Citing a source" means that you're referring to the work of another person in your own work. Citing a source means that you're quoting or paraphrasing the intellectual property of someone else, and you're referring to it in your publication and including the bibliographic citation in the works cited list/bibliography.
Why is it important to cite sources?
Presenting someone else's ideas as your own without giving proper credit is considered unethical. It's important to cite sources:
-to avoid plagiarism (presenting someone else's ideas as your own is a violation of the Stevens Honor Code)
-to give credit to the author of the idea
-to allow someone else (professors, colleagues, your audience) to locate the source
-to lend credibility to your work
Further reading & how-to resources:
Guide to Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (from the Stevens library)
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - online in-depth guides to writing and citing
RefWorks is a tool that can help you cite your sources correctly, efficiently, and quickly. RefWorks also helps you insert in-text citations as you write your paper. For more information about using RefWorks, please contact a librarian.
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