RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
Here's a research guide to help you get started with RefWorks.
A citation identifies for the reader the source of the origin for an idea, information, or image that is referred to in a work. A basic citation includes the author, title and publication information for the source. Other elements are added to help the reader find the original work.
Example Book Citation
Barreca, R. (1991) They Used to Call Me Snow White…But I Drifted: Women's Strategic Use of Humor. New York: Viking.
Example Article Citation
Kuska, B. (1998) “A Tale of Too Witty? Using Whimsy to Name Fringe Genes."
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 89 (19): 1396-7
For more on when to cite:
Different fields have different conventions for citing sources. In this class you will be using APA (American Psychological Association.)
For brief in-text references (see below for more detailed references):
APA. American Psychological Association.
Used in nursing, social sciences, education, psychology.
A citation style which uses parentheses in text (author-date) instead of footnotes or endnotes, this format is popular in those disciplines where the date of the work, its currency, is significant to the reading of the text. Sources are listed at the end of the text in a section called References.
Kidner, J. (1972). The Kidner Report: a statistical look at bureaucracy at the
paper clip and stapler level. Washington, D.C.: Acropolis Books
Articles from a print journal
Heydt-Stevenson, J. (2000). "Slipping into the ha-ha”: bawdy humor and body
politics in Jane Austen’s novels. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 55 (3), 309-340.
(Remember standards are still evolving)
Author. (Publication date). Title. Retrieval statement: complete URL
Avery, S., & Masciadrelli, J. (2003, April) Peep Research: A study of small fluffy
creatures and library usage. April 2003. Retrieved June 21, 2003 from http://www.millikin.edu/staley/fluff/peep_research.html
For more information:
Author. (Publication date). Article title. Magazine title, [page numbers if available]. For journal articles, APA now requires the use of a unique number called a DOI. Some databases will have the DOI in the article record, some pdf's may also have the DOI. Go also to the journal website; you may find the DOI for the article there. If your searching results in no DOI, then include at end of the Article citation Retrieved from [source] database (name of database)
Example of journal article in database with no DOI:
Banoff, S. I. (1994, June). Turkeys and chickens fear IRS audits. Journal of Taxation, p.380.Retrieved from Proquest Research Library database. (Use this format only if a DOI is not available. Check the database for the DOI, as well as the journal website). Example of journal article in database DOI found at journal website:
Heydt-Stevenson, J.(2000). "Slipping into the ha-ha:" bawdy humor and body politics in Jane Austen's novels. Nineteenth Century Literature 55(3),314. doi:10.1525/incl.2000.55.3.01pol464 l.2000.55