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Ref Works

Refworks is web-based bibliographic software that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

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Hint: if you are in a database and there's an option to "export to bibliographic manager" - that's Refworks

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Research Hacks:

Citation Analysis Databases  Choose a citation analysis database to see the most influential articles in a field.

Credo Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (read PHDs and Master's Degrees for style, content and their bibliographies)

E-Reference Sources at Alkek Library full list of our e-reference resources: full-text subject encyclopedias and dictionaries

Oxford Reference Alkek reference source for ideas on keywords and background information

Periodical List Look up your journal citation and see which database has it.

WorldCat - Every book in the world, even if we don't have it. Request through Interlibrary loan.

Subject Guide

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Dianna Morganti
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