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Welcome to the "Introducing & Using Refworks" Workshop Guide


Workshop Aims and Outcomes


To introduce students to RefWorks. It is assumed participants will already have knowledge of Harvard referencing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session students will:

  • Create a RefWorks account

  • Import references from Discovery and key databases

  • Edit references

  • Create manual references

  • Create and use folders

  • Create a bibliography

  • Find further help and support

Outline of session

The session will include the following

  • A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of RefWorks 

  • Setting up and customising an account

  • Use the key features of RefWorks

  • Importing citations and organising these into folders

  • Creating a bibliography

  • Finding further help and support

Why attend this workshop?

Often managing large numbers of references can be time consuming and at times, overwhelming.  RefWorks allows students, with some knowledge of referencing, to manage these by importing from databases such as Discovery, as well as creating their own from websites and other sources.

RefWorks also allows for users to directly import journal articles and can be used as an effective resource bank to support research.

Workshops Details

Level: 5-8
Length: 1 hour
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of UoS Harvard or APA
Linked Modules: None
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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