RefWorks is in the process of transitioning to a new interface. While Gettysburg College will not be fully implementing the new version until a later date, individual users can choose to stay with the legacy version or switch over to the new version.
NOTE: If you decide to switch to the new version you MUST download the new Write-N-Cite on your own computer. The Write-N-Cite version on all campus lab computers only support the Legacy RefWorks version.
If you need assistance using the New RefWorks interface, check out the guide from the creators of RefWorks. Or stop by the Research Help Desk and ask the librarian on duty.
For hardcore organizers, or those who need to be, this bibliographic management database is a dream. You can use it to organize your citations, keep notes about them, and generate perfectly formatted lists of references for your papers. It even interacts with Microsoft Word to help you format in-text citations.
Special Note About Pop-ups
What's the group code?
If you are logging into RefWorks or creating your account while connected to Gettysburg's network, you will not be prompted for the "group code." However, when you attempt to log-in while off-campus (for example, when home during break), you'll be prompted for this code before you can login.
To get this code, please contact the Research Help Desk. We're happy to send it to you and get you connected to your account.
If you decide to use the new version of RefWorks, check out this handy Welcome to the New RefWorks! guide.
It includes information about getting started with the New RefWorks, getting information into the New RefWorks, and more!
You can download basic directions for using RefWorks below.
Each RefWorks user gets 100 MB of storage. This means you can attach copies of PDFs or other files to each reference in your library and access them later wherever you have Internet access to RefWorks. There is a 20 MB limit per attachment
. How do I add an attachment?
RefGrab-It is an optional feature for pulling citation information from web pages. It is available in two versions -- a bookmarklet that works with either Internet Explorer or Firefox and downloadable plug-ins for Internet Explorer and Firefox.
You can download it from the "Tools" link when you're logged into RefWorks.
|1. When you've run a search and found an item you want to cite, click the folder icon to add items to your personal folder.|
|2. When you are done gathering items, click on the folder icon at the top of the page.|
|3. Select the items you want to send to RefWorks and click on the Export icon.|
|4. Make sure theis selected and click the Save button in Academic Search Premier.|
|There are four simple steps to create your RefWorks account.
Now that you have your references in RefWorks, you can organize them into folders as you want. Then, it's quick and easy to create a bibliography for your paper or presentation.
This tutorial from RefWorks will show you the basics on organizing your references.
To create a bibliography:
Note that the data that comes out is only as clean as the data that went into RefWorks.
You may need to edit it!
Write-N-Cite is a utility available for download that you can use with Word to add and format references from your RefWorks database while writing your paper. It will automatically work with Word to create citations in your preferred citation style.
Note: Write-N-Cite is installed on all lab computers. If installing to your own computer: for Windows users, it is MS XP, Vista, and Windows 7 compatible and supported by Word 2007 and 2010. For Mac users, it is OS X 10.5-10.7 compatible and supported by Word 2008 and 2011.
Step 1: Installing Write-N-Cite
Step 2: Writing Your Paper
Step 3: Creating Your Bibliography