October 24, 2007

Add PDFs to RefWorks


Alloway Library has now enabled TWU users of RefWorks the ability to add PDFs to journal article citations. Each user has been given 25 MB of space for this function. The PDFs will rest in the "Edit" or "View" modes of each citation that has a PDF in it, and paper clip symbols will show in normal view to indicate which citations have PDFs in them.

At present, it is not possible to download the PDF full text directly from databases to RefWorks (as you can do with the citations). Associate Librarian Bill Badke has prepared a tutorial to guide you in the use of the PDF attachment function. You can find the tutorial on the RefWorks information page or go directly to the tutorial.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own citation database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

Submitted by William Badke

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