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Environment: RefWorks

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research on the environment or in environmental sciences.

Refworks Assistance

See Houston Cole Library's RefWorks subject guide.

Detailed assistance is also available with functions such as exporting citations from databases and compiling bibliographies, and much more, from ProQuest's comprehensive Refworks guide.
 

Creating a Bibliography

Save to RefWorks

You can install a browser tool for RefWorks called the Save to RefWorks button. The Save to RefWorks button allows you to take information from a web page and import into your RefWorks library.

To add the Save to RefWorks button to your browser, click on the More icon  and select Tools.   From there, drag the Save to RefWorks button to your browser's toolbar.  Once you’ve installed it, go to any web page and click the Save to RefWorks button to capture the information.

Note: when this alternate method works with PubMed or other databases that have no direct export, and require you to export and save a text file and import into RefWorks, it eliminates a few steps in saving your citations.

Getting Started: Create Your Account

To begin using Refworks to collect and organize citations for your research and create bibliographies, you will first need to set up an account.

  • Go to our RefWorks page.
  • Click on the Create Account link.
  • Enter your JSU Email address and click the "Check" button.
  • You will receive a "success" message and will be asked to create a password.
  • When you receive an activation email, you will need to validate your email address to continue.
  • After you validate your email, you will be re-directed to RefWorks where you will enter your name, role (student, faculty, etc.), and department affliliation.
    • You may also be asked if you want to install the "Save to RefWorks" browser bookmarklet and if you would like to install one of the RefWorks paper writing helpers.
  • After you have setup your account, you will be redirected to that account and can begin adding your research.

Once your account is created, you can go to our RefWorks page and login using your JSU email address and your password.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact me. If I am not available, call the Library Reference Desk at (256) 782-8034 or 1-800-782-5291.

Exporting Citations from Selected Databases

EBSCOhost Databases (Includes Academic Search Premier, CINAHL Plus with Full Text)

In your list of results:

  1. To export a citation into RefWorks, open a record by clicking on the title of an article.
  2. On the right sidebar, click Export.
  3. The Export Manager will open.
  4. Select Direct Export to RefWorks from the list. Click the Save button at top or bottom of the list.

In Refworks:

  1. Click "Yes, export to the newest version of RefWorks" if a screen opens and asks which version you want to use.
  2. RefWorks will open automatically in a new window or tab.
  3. Log in to your RefWorks account, if needed. The citation should be imported automatically.
  4. When you see “Import complete. We've saved 1 document in your library.” you are successful.

Within RefWorks, your citations will show in the Last Imported Folder. Move the citations into the folder of your choice. Note: You can also specify a particular folder for the import before clicking on Import.

Elsevier Science Direct

In your list of results:

  1. Click on the Export Citation link under an article record.
  2. In the window that comes up, under Export, select Save to Refworks to export directly to RefWorks

In Refworks:

  1. Click "Yes, export to the newest verion of RefWorks" if a screen opens and asks which version you want to use.
  2. RefWorks will open automatically in a new window or tab.
  3. Log in to your RefWorks account, if needed. The citation should be imported automatically.
  4. When you see “Import complete. We've saved 1 document in your library.” you are successful.

Within RefWorks, your citations will show in the Last Imported Folder. Move the citations into the folder of your choice. Note: You can also specify a particular folder for the import before clicking on Import.

PubMed/Medline

From your database list of results:
1.From your list of search results, select references to import by clicking the checkbox next to the reference(s).
2. Click on Send To at the top right.
3. Under Choose Destination, select Citation Manager. Click Create File.
4. Click Create File. Save the citations.nbib file to your computer.

In RefWorks
1. Login to your RefWorks account if you have not already done so.
2. Click on the + (plus) sign at the top of the screen. Select Import References.
3. Under Import from a File, select a file from your computer.
4.Locate the citations.nbib file and click on Open.
5. Click on Import.

Within RefWorks, your citations will appear in the Last Imported Folder. Move the citations into the folder of your choice. Note: You can also specify a particular folder for the import before clicking on Import.

RefWorks Citation Manager for Microsoft Word (Word 2016 or newer)

Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word (Word 2013 or before)

Health and Sciences Librarian

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