Tag Archives: Reference Management

FREE Reference Management workshops in Trinity Term

Creating and formatting correctly your in-text citations, footnotes and bibliography for your thesis or publication can be a headache!  Reference management software can make the task much easier by helping you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to your documents.  In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that it’s formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

Each term, Bodleian libraries offer a series of workshops that guide you through effectively using the most appropriate reference management software for your work.  This term we start with ‘Choosing and Using Software’, a workshop that introduces and compares some of the main reference management packages available; and we follow this with workshops looking in more detail at individual packages. Please follow links to book online for each session.

Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Thu 10 May 14.00-17.00; repeated Fri 25 May 9.30-12.15)
This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of software packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages (RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and Endnote) so that you can work out which one is best for you.  We are running this workshop twice in May 2018.

Referencing: RefWorks
(Fri 18 May 14.00-17.00)

RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional subscription.  You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account.

Referencing: Zotero
(Tue 29 May 09.15-12.15)
Zotero is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.

Referencing: Mendeley
(Fri 1 June  09.15-12.15)
Mendeley is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features, have a look at Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.

Reference management with Endnote – for the Medical Sciences Division

Are you a postgraduate student or researcher in the Medical Sciences? Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? In Week 8 we are running further sessions of a workshop introducing you to Endnote X8, a reference management package to help you store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

We will cover: importing references from PubMed, Google Scholar, and directly from a database such as Ovid Embase; managing PDFs; deduplicating references in an Endnote Library; creating a bibliography; citing references in Word documents.

These workshops are FREE, but online booking is essential.  Please go to:
iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote
to choose your session in Week 8 and to book online.

 

Referencing – need help?


Creating and formatting correctly your in-text citations, footnotes and bibliography for your thesis or publication can be a right chore!  Reference management software can make the task much easier by helping you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to your documents.  In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that it’s formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

Each term, Bodleian libraries offer a series of workshops that guide you through effectively using the most appropriate reference management software for your work.  This term we start with ‘Choosing and Using Software’, a workshop that introduces and compares some of the main reference management packages available; and we follow this with workshops looking in more detail at individual packages. Please follow links to book online for each session.

Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Fri 26 Jan 14.00-17.00; repeated Mon 19 Feb 9.30-12.15)
This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of software packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Papers) so that you can work out which one is best for you.  We repeat the workshop in February.

Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences 
(Wed 31 Jan 14.00-17.00)

RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional subscription.  You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account. This introduction to RefWorks is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Science and Social Science examples.

Referencing: Mendeley
(Tue 20 February 14.00-17.00)
Mendeley is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

Referencing: Zotero
(Thu 22 Feb 14:00-17:00)
Zotero is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities
(Tue 27 Feb 14.00-17.00)
This introduction to RefWorks is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features, have a look at Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.

 

Reference Management workshops in Michaelmas Term

Do you need to create in-text citations or footnotes or to build a bibliography?  If so, then reference management software can make the task much easier by helping you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to your documents.  In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that it’s formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

In addition to our very popular workshops on Choosing and Using reference management software, Bodleian libraries offer a series of workshops that guide you through effectively using the most appropriate reference management software for your work. Please follow links to book online for each session.

Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Wednesday 1st November 09:15-12:15)
RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional subscription.  You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account.
If you missed out on Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities in Week 3, you may still come along to RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences. The two sessions are similar although they use different examples in the demonstrations.

Referencing: Zotero (Friday 3rd November 02:00-17:00)
Zotero is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.

Referencing: Mendeley (Thursday 16th November 09:15-12:15)
Mendeley is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features, have a look at Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.

Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences

On Wednesday 1st November, our popular ‘Referencing’ workshop series looks at RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences.

RefWorks is a well-established online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. Our workshop will introduce the main features of RefWorks including:

  • signing up for RefWorks
  • 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

…and plenty of hands-on practice!

The workshop is open to anyone looking for an introduction to RefWorks but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Please book your place online

Managing your referencing with RefWorks for Humanities

RefWorks is a well-established online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles.

Come along to our session on Monday 23rd October, where we will 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

…and plenty of hands-on practice!

This introduction is open to all postgraduates, researchers,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software. However, the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Book your place for RefWorks for Humanities (Bodleian iSkills)

Mendeley for reference management and more….

Reference management tools are invaluable for keeping on top of your bibliographies and references.  With a reference management tool you can systematically build libraries of references and effortlessly add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.  Each term we run a series of workshops to introduce different reference management tools, and on Friday 2nd June we will look at Mendeley.

Mendeley is now one of the most popular reference managers, offering the traditional features of reference management software (such as inserting references into word processed documents and building bibliographies), but also with additional features including facilities for collaboration and the ability to search Mendeley’s own library of papers.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to RefWorks or Endnote, are new to reference management or are already using Mendeley and want some help with specific features, come along to our Mendeley workshop: Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Friday 2nd June, 09.15-12.15) .  Here you can find out more, try it out and get any help you need with it.  This session will cover:

  • An overview of reference management with Mendeley
  • 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

The workshop is free, but online booking is essential:
Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Friday 2nd June 09.15-12.15)

(If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 10.40.)

Choosing and using software for referencing

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography?

Keep on top of it all with reference management software. 

Not sure which package to use? Come one of our introductory sessions. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out four different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.

We run workshops every term on choosing and using Referencing software. The workshops are FREE, but online booking is required. Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Wednesday 24th May 14.00-17.00)

Referencing: Zotero

Another workshop from the Bodleian Libraries Referencing series, this one looks at Zotero.

What do we like about Zotero? Well, as with other reference management tools, it makes easy work of creating bibliographies and adding in-text citations or footnotes to your papers by keeping track of all the items you may wish to cite or add to a bibliography and by formatting your citations correctly for your chosen citation style.  It also shares the following features with Mendeley:

  • You can access Zotero online from multiple devices (computers, laptops, tablets and phones) and you can also use Zotero when you are offline
  • It works on Linux as well as on Windows and Mac and with both Microsoft Word and Libre Office
  • It is free for a basic account

In particular, Zotero is currently our most-recommended product for people using footnotes, which other reference managers can sometimes struggle with.

To find out more about Zotero and give it a test run, particularly if you are looking for a reference manager to help you manage your footnotes, come to our Referencing: Zotero workshop this Friday, 12th May 14.00-17.00. Attendance is FREE, but please book a place.

If you are interested in using a reference manager, but are not sure which one is best for you, why not come to our Choosing and Using workshop: Referencing: Choosing and Using Software.

Get help with your referencing with RefWorks

Why waste time struggling with footnotes and bibliographies when you have Reference Management tools to do the job for you?  Bodleian Libraries run a number of workshops to help you try out different Reference Management tools, and in Week 2 we will be looking at RefWorks.

RefWorks can help firstly by keeping all your references in one place so that you have everything you need when you come to cite a source or create a bibliography; and secondly by formatting your in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies for you.  Yes, it actually does your citations and bibliographies for you!  No need for you to remember which bits of the citation go in italics, where you need a full stop, or when to use parentheses…

Bodleian Libraries have a subscription to RefWorks which makes it free not only for current Oxford staff and students but also for Oxford alumni.  Find out more by booking a place on one of this term’s RefWorks workshops:

 Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Tuesday 2 May 9.15-12.15)

Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Friday 19 May 09.15-12.15)