RefWorks, Mendeley and reference management

This term Bodleian Libraries will be running our popular RefWorks classes, a new workshop on Mendeley for reference management and “Tech Tools – reference management” which compares and introduces RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Monday 4 February 9.15-12.15) and RefWorks for Humanities (Wednesday 13 February 14.00-17.00). These sessions introduce the main features of RefWorks including:

  • adding references to RefWorks from a range of databases and online resources
  • inserting references into Word documents
  • formatting (and reformatting) references using citation styles
  • creating bibliographies.

The sessions include plenty of opportunities for participants to use RefWorks.

If you can’t come along to the RefWorks session that is most appropriate to your discipline please do come along to the other session.   The two sessions are similar although they use different examples in the demonstrations.  Book your place on RefWorks for Humanities or book your place on RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences.

WISER: Technology Tools – Reference  Management (Wednesday 20 February 14.00-17.00) introduces four software options for managing references and inserting them into your papers including  the two market leaders, RefWorks and Endnote and two popular free packages, Zotero and Mendeley.  We will discuss some of the pros and cons of each package and factors to consider when making a choice. Participants will also have opportunities to try out the different packages.   >Book your place online

WISER: Mendeley for Reference Management (Wednesday 27 February 14.00-17.00) –   This new workshop introducing Mendeley as a reference management tool will cover:

  • Creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop
  • Adding, editing and organising references
  • Creating bibliographies
  • Managing PDF documents with Mendeley
  • Using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database
  • Collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

> Book your place on WISER: Mendeley for Reference Management

What about Endnote?  – If you are interested in using Endnote then it is well worth attending the excellent series of Endnote classes run by IT Service > Find out more.

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