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First thing you will need to do with RefWorks is create an account, even if you have a RefWorks Legacy account. Use the link above, so they know that you are affiliated with EWU. Just click the grey Create Account. (We are not listed in the "Use login from my institution.")
RefWorks is citation management system. You can import references from many of the library's databases, or manually add one, and organize them into different folders.
To import references from a database, look for Export, then choose RefWorks. It's next to the Save or Email functions.
You can generate bibliographies in virtually any style, from common ones such as APA and MLA, to obscure ones such as the one for Journal of Mammalogy.
RefWorks offers two Tools (just click Tools at the top):
What is Mendeley?
Mendeley is a free citation management system, but it also includes social networking features. It is sponsored by Elsevier, one of the largest scientific publishing companies in the world. Therefore, it's designed for researchers to discover and download journal articles and resources, organize them, read and annotate PDFs, create in-text references and bibliographies, and collaborate with other researchers. You can pay for a premium version, if you need more than 2 GB of space or need to create more than one private group with more than 3 people.
See http://resources.mendeley.com/ for quick start guides and videos produced by Mendeley. Highly recommended that you peruse the relevant Getting Started guide!
Tips & General Advice
Mendeley offers a desktop and web version. Create an account, download the desktop version, or the streamlined Reference Manager version for newer Mac OS, and log into the web version -- click on Library to view references. If you use both, you'll have to sync the desktop version to the web one.
Mendeley Desktop can be used with:
Mendeley Reference Manager - streamlined version of just your stored references
Adding References to Mendeley
From EBSCOhost and Other Library Databases
Use the Export function in the library database, then choose a generic format. BibTeX is a good choice. Save the .bib text file generated.
Note: Mendeley is affiliated with Scopus, so you can just choose Mendeley when exporting records from Scopus.
I have the DOI
With just the DOI, you can manually add a reference in the Desktop or Reference Manager version. (Doesn't appear to work with the web version.) Just choose Add Entry Manually and paste the DOI. For the Desktop, click the search icon after you've pasted it in the DOI field.
Using Mendeley Web Importer
Mendeley Web Importer is an extension for Chrome. (It's supposed to work with Firefox, but it isn't working at the moment. It doesn't work with Safari.) Access via the Desktop version or Reference Manager (under Tools), or go to https://www.mendeley.com/reference-management/web-importer/.
Once you have it added, you'll see the red Mendeley icon in the upper right corner. Click on the icon, log into Mendeley, and then it will try to grab any reference or PDF it detects on the web page you are on. Select the references and download the PDFs into your Mendeley account.
Using Mendeley with MIcrosoft Word
Mendeley Cite is a plug-in for MS Word 2016 or newer. Access the installation in either the Desktop version (under Tools, MS Word Plug-in), or Reference Manager (under Tools, Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word). If you encounter a problem adding it, it's probably because the EWU SSO page is hidden -- just minimize screens until you find it. Note: It does not show up in the Microsoft Add-ins, for whatever reason.
Once you have installed the plug-in, click on References in the toolbar, and you'll see Mendeley Cite. Click on it to view your references. You can insert a reference as you type, then choose your style to create the bibliography at the end.
There is no one set citation style in the sciences. Each journal may have a slightly different method of citing sources. Please consult with your professor on what exact style to follow. But the format will look something like one of these:
Authors. Title of article. Name of J.Abbr. Year; vol#(issue#):startpage#-endpage#.
Example: Campbell KHS, McWhir J, Ritchie WA, Wilmut I. Sheep cloned by nuclear transfer from a cultured cell line. Nature 1996;380(6569):64-66.
Author(s). Title of book. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher; Year.
Example: Cohen CB. Renewing the stuff of life: Stem cells, ethics, and public policy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007.
Authors. Title of article. Name of J. Abbr. vol#, startpage#-endpage# (Year).
Example: Campbell KHS, McWhir J, Ritchie WA, Wilmut I. Sheep cloned by nuclear transfer from a cultured cell line. Nature. 380, 64-66 (1996).
Author(s). Title of the Book (Name of Publisher, Place of Publication, Year).
Example: Cohen C. B. Renewing the Stuff of Life: Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy (Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2007).
Authors, Name of J. Abbr. vol#, startpage# (Year).
Example: K. H. S. Campbell, J. McWhir, W. A. Ritchie, I. Wilmut, Nature380, 64 (1996).
Author(s), Title of Book (Name of Publisher, Place of Publication, Year).
Example: C. B. Cohen, Renewing the Stuff of Life: Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy. (Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2007).
AUTHORS. Year. Title of article. Name of Journal. vol#:startpage#-endpage#.
Example: CAMPBELL K. H. S., MCWHIR J., RITCHIE W. A., and I. WILMUT. 1996. Sheep cloned by nuclear transfer from a cultured cell line. Nature. 380:64-66.
AUTHOR(S). Year. Title of the book. Name of Publisher, Place of Publication.
Example: COHEN, C. B. 2007. Renewing the stuff of life: stem cells, ethics, and public policy. Oxford University Press, New York.