Fall 2016 reference management workshops

Reference management tools are a new addition to our list of supported technologies, and we’re happy to offer several workshops on them this semester. Registration is not required.

Reference or citation management tools can help you organize and cite your sources and automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies. RefWorks and EndNote are paid tools available at no cost to UA students, faculty, and staff. Popular free tools include Mendeley and Zotero.

This short video from Western Libraries highlights some of the features shared by most reference management tools.

Reference Management Basics

  • Thursday, Sept. 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

Whether your research project has five sources or fifty, you can benefit from tools to help you organize and cite your sources and automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies. This demonstration session offers an overview and comparison of four popular reference management tools: RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. Hands-on learning opportunities are offered in our other reference management workshops.

EndNote

EndNote in 30 Minutes

  • Monday, Sept. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

EndNote reference management software is available at no cost to University of Alabama students, faculty, staff, and retirees. This hands-on session covers the basics of using EndNote to gather, organize, share, and cite your research.

EndNote: Gathering & Working with Research Sources

  • Monday, Oct. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

After you’ve grasped the basics of EndNote, take gathering and working with your research sources to the next level. This hands-on session covers additional ways to organize citations into groups; annotating PDFs; syncing your desktop, online, and iPad libraries; and sharing references with your research partners.

EndNote: Creating Bibliographies & Writing Papers

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library CANCELLED

You’ve gathered and organized your research sources, and now it’s time to write. This hands-on session covers how to use EndNote to create a bibliography in common citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) and create and edit custom output styles. You’ll also learn how to use EndNote with Microsoft Word to insert and edit citations and bibliographies in your paper while you are writing.

RefWorks

RefWorks in 30 Minutes

  • Monday, Sept. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

RefWorks is an online reference management tool available at no cost to University of Alabama students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This hands-on session covers the basics of how you can use New RefWorks to collect, organize, share, and cite your research.

RefWorks: Gathering & Working with Research Sources

  • Monday, Sept. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

After you’ve grasped the basics of New RefWorks, take gathering and working with your research sources to the next level. This hands-on session covers additional ways to add citations, annotating documents, advanced searching, duplicate removal, and New RefWorks’s sharing and collaboration features.

RefWorks: Creating Bibliographies & Writing Papers

  • Monday, Oct. 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 33 McLure Library

You’ve gathered and organized your research sources, and now it’s time to write. This hands-on session covers how to use New RefWorks to create a bibliography in common citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) and create and edit custom output styles. You’ll also learn about two add-ins that allow you to insert and edit citations and bibliographies in your paper while you are writing: Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word and Cite in Google Docs.

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