It's an online research/citation management tool that allows one to collect, store, and manage reference information. UT Arlington Libraries subscribes to RefWorks for students and faculty.
Create a RefWorks Account
1. From the Library home page http://www.uta.edu/library select “Databases A-Z”
2. Next screen, Click the letter “R”
3. Scroll to "RefWorks 3 (New)," click on the link
4. Enter your UTA email address in the box on the "Start Using RefWorks" page, then click Check
5. One the "Good News" page. Create a password that is easy to remember! (For example: Password could be your pet's name or favorite baseball team or etc.)
6. Click the “Sign Up” button to answer a few question about your UTA status
7. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have completed the registration & RefWorks 3 will open.
Create a RefWorks Folder
1. Click “My Folder” arrow to expand the menu option
2. Click “+ Add a folder”
3. Name your folder “Practice-RefWorks” or “Industrial Revolution.” (Mock Paper topic)
4. Click “Save.”
Instructions for Downloading Cite-n-Word from Home
1. Within RefWorks, click on “Tools”
2. Click on “Write-N-Cite”
3. Follow the instructions for downloading Write-N-Cite III for Windows or Mac
4. You will need the UT Arlington Group Code to download the "Cite-n-World" plug-in
5. The Group code is located at: http://login.ezproxy.uta.edu/loggedin/getpasswords.html
6. Use your NetID information to access the password page.
RefGrab-It is an optional feature for capturing bibliographic information from web pages.
Exercise: Capture & import the "Industrial Revolution" webpage information from Teacherlink.org
into RefWorks. Access the page at: http://tinyurl.com/2wtqkue
Exercise: Use the catalog to find Industrial Revolution in America edited by Kevin Hillstrom.
Import the book citation into RefWorks.
1. Once you locate the book information, click the "title link" to open the catalog record.
2. Next, click the "Export to RefWorks/Endnote" link located on the right side of the page.
3. Select the SAVE option in the File Download box, when the "Save As" box appears,
save the file to the desktop. Leave the file type alone (RIS file).
4. Next, open RefWorks.
5. Select "Import" from the Reference button menu.
6. "Import Filter/Data Source" need to be RIS Format.
7. "Database menu" change to RIS Format.
8. Select "Text File:" Click the Browse button and locate the Book.ris file on the desktop.
9. "Import to a file:" Select the folder where you want to put the citation.
10. Click the "Import" button.
11. File will be imported into the designated folder.
Click below for a Word document with a prewritten sample paper on the topic of the Industrial Revolution. Save it to your desktop and use it to learn how to take advantage of RefWork's Write-N-Cite feature to create in-text citations (common when using the APA style) and a bibliography (or references) at the end of a paper.