Monday, June 14, 2010

RefWorks 2.0 - same product, better interface

Have you started using RefWorks? If you haven't, it's a good time to start because RefWorks is shortly going to be coming out with a new, improved interface that looks brighter and is more intuitive to use. If you've been using RefWorks, you'll be happy to know that it is keeping all the same features and functions, but laying them out in a more pleasing way.

What's RefWorks, you ask? You mean you've been doing your bibliographies and footnotes by hand because you didn't know there was a better option? Ok, from the top: RefWorks is an online service that you can log into with your college username and password. Then you create your own RefWorks account and start saving all your citation information (author, title, publisher, etc.) for all the research materials you're using (books, articles, films, websites, etc.) You download a little plugin that hooks up to Microsoft Word, and then, when you're writing your paper, you just put your mouse where you want a citation, select the information source, and it puts your citation in. RefWorks will format your paper for APA, MLA, Chicago, or CSE citation style and compile your bibliography for you too. What are you waiting for? Go here! http://www.esc.edu/refworks.


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