Using citation management tools like RefWorks can make it easier to keep track of the resources you want to use for an assignment or project. RefWorks makes it easy to save sources in a central location throughout a project -- and to import and export sources.
There are many ways to save citations for sources, such as: handwritten index cards, printing or e-mailing references from electronic sources, bookmarking web pages, copying citations into a Word or Excel file, or saving the PDF copy of all your articles on your desktop.
However, citation management programs can be much more efficient. Programs like RefWorks save everything in one location and provide a place where you can organize your sources and properly cite them using a variety of citation styles.
To get started with RefWorks follow the link and click on "Sign up for a New Account".
RefWorks is a web-based citation management software program that allows you to collect and organize citations, as well as create bibliographies with ease. RefWorks will help simplify and enhance your research. RefWorks is available for FREE to all current UCF faculty, staff and students.
Citations can be exported to RefWorks from the library catalog, online databases, and google scholar, just to name a few.
Probably the most popular feature is the ability to quickly and easily create and format in-text citations and bibliographies. RefWorks works with Microsoft Word, allowing you to format your paper according to a specific citation style.
Try RefWorks the next time you are working on a research paper!