RefWorks is licensed for use by all CSE students, faculty and staff.
The CSE Group Code is used to authenticate you as an affiliated student, faculty or staff member. It is not to be shared with anyone not affiliated with CSE. The Group Code has been distributed via email to the campus community. If you did not get the CSE Group Code, send an email request to email@example.com
In order to create a user account, you must enter CSE's 'Group Code'. Click the link to 'Sign up for an individual account'. You create your own username and password, enter your email address and fill out the remaining fields.
Use RefWorks as you go about your research. When you find a useful article in a database (e.g. ProQuest), export that article to your RefWorks account. This way you keep track of all the sources that you use. You will be able to easily generate a bibliography or works cited list.
RefWorks is a great tool if you need to compile a lot of sources, e.g. a comprehensive literature review, annotated bibliography, a major paper, thesis or dissertation.
Use RefWorks anytime you are doing research in your Major.
You may not want to use RefWorks if you have already done all your research and you just need to create a bibliography - you still can, but it may be just as quick to format the citations yourself as it would be to import all of your research sources into RefWorks after the fact.
You may not want to use RefWorks if you have a small number of references, e.g. you are only using 3 sources to complete your paper. In such cases, it may be faster to format the citations yourself, unless you are familiar with using RefWorks already.
You may create multiple accounts, if you wish. Students may wish to create a separate, shared login account when working on group projects. Likewise, faculty may wish to create citation lists for each course that they teach.
There are 6 ways to get source citation data into RefWorks. See tutorials or help pages for further instructions.
Yes, most certainly! RefWorks is not 100% accurate, and neither are any other automatic citation formatting tools. It is still your responsibility to make sure that the work that you turn in to your professors is accurate. Refer to a style guide book or an online style guide to help you identify any errors in your citations.
Write-N-Cite is the software program that connects your web-based RefWorks database to Microsoft Word (or other word processing software) to generate bibliographies. Write-N-Cite III is the latest version and should be the version of choice for all but those with MacIntosh computers or with older PCs (pre-XP, pre-Word 2003, etc.) Write-N-Cite III is compatible with Vista and XP operating systems and with MS Word 2007 and MS Word 2003. If you have a Vista OS, you must use version III. Download Write-N-Cite at http://www.refworks.com/refworks/WNCDownload.asp.
RefGrab-It is a bookmark tool that enables you to capture bibliographic data from websites and import it to RefWorks. To add it to your bookmarks or favorites, go to http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/BookMarklet.asp and follow the directions for your browser.