Getting to grips with reference management: RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero and Endnote

Do you struggle with keeping track of your references and with formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication? Reference management software is there to help you. Bodleian Libraries offer a series of workshops to help guide you through some of the most popular packages.

We start in week 2 with the introductory workshop:

WISER: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Tue 6 May 9.15 – 12.15)
This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management software works and 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 have plenty of opportunity to try out the different packages.
> Book your place on WISER: Tech Tools – Reference Management

In weeks 5  and 6 we look more closely at the two reference management packages Mendeley and RefWorks:

WISER: Mendeley for Reference Management (Tue 27 May 9.15 – 12.15)
This workshop introduces Mendeley as a reference management tool and 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

RefWorks for Humanities (Wed 28 May 9.15 – 12.15)
RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Wed 4 June 2.00 – 5.00)
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.

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.

All the above workshops are for any postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates interested in using reference management software.

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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