Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes


Want to learn how to use Refworks and missed our workshop? These video clips are available to help.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.

If you decide you’d like to use Refworks, just visit RefWorks and look for the link to “Sign up for a New Account”. It is important to use your Bentley University e-mail address when creating this account. Help using RefWorks is also available at the Bentley Library. Just ask a librarian.

Learn RefWorks Now!

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The Bentley Library is offering a workshop for students about RefWorks.
RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).
Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.
Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

When:

Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where:

Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

How to sign up:

Register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have an RefWorks account, we strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website.

Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes


Want to learn how to use Refworks? These video clips are available to help.

RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.

If you decide you’d like to use Refworks, just visit RefWorks and look for the link to “Sign up for a New Account”. It is important to use your Bentley University e-mail address when creating this account. This works best when you are on campus. Contact the Reference Desk if you need help creating an account from Off Campus.

Get a Jumpstart on Papers: Learn RefWorks Now!

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The Bentley Library is offering a workshop for students about RefWorks. RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA). Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place. Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

You have three opportunities to attend:

Monday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

All workshops take place in the library’s Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

Since seating is limited, please register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu. We also strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus. Contact the Reference Desk if you need help creating an account from Off Campus.

Citation Frustration? These Sources Will Help.

Citing sources is important and necessary. It can also be confusing and frustrating. Every student is familiar with the nerve-wracking task of triple-checking their work to make sure the parentheses are in the proper place, the words are appropriately capitalized and italicized, and the punctuation is exactly right.

We (students, professor and librarians alike) are left to wonder why the people who create the rules don’t agree on a standard format.  Case in point, the three major citation styles even differ on what to call the list of citations at the end of a paper. In APA style it’s called a “Reference List”, MLA style refers to it as “Works Cited” and the Chicago Manual of Style uses the term “Bibliography”.  Fortunately, there are many excellent resources that provide citation examples and guidance:

Guide to Citing Sources libguides.bentley.edu/citingsources

While this guide points you to many sources, here are my personal Top 3 Picks:

  1. Research and Documentation Online – the companion web site to the popular handbook, A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker. This site provides examples of APA (Social Sciences), MLA (Humanities), Chicago (History) and CSE (Science)  in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, informational notes, and Works Cited/Reference List pages. You may also view sample research papers.
  2. The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) – provides numerous examples for the general format of APA and MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and Works Cited/Reference List pages.
  3. And last but not least, our very own Bentley Library Guide to Citing Online Business Sources in APA Style. This guide provides a list of APA style citation examples for our business databases (e.g. Mintel, IBISWorld, ProQuest).

Ask a Librarian library.bentley.edu/research/askalibrarian.asp

Visit the reference desk or contact a reference librarian via email, phone or IM/chat.  Librarians can be especially helpful in cases where the style manual doesn’t have an exact example of how to cite an unusual source, like a Trading Room resource or a library database.

RefWorks ezp.bentley.edu/login?url=http://refworks.com/refworks

RefWorks is a citation management tool that the Bentley Library subscribes to. It’s a little like EasyBib, but different, and every Bentley student gets their own personal account. RefWorks helps you create bibliographies and format research papers in the citation style of your choice. RefWorks also allows you to easily organize and keep track of your references in folders in your RefWorks account.  Our citing sources guide has more information on RefWorks.  We advise you to create your account while you are on-campus.  If you need to create an account while off-campus, you will need to contact the Reference Desk for a registration code.

We hope you find these resources helpful. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Final Two RefWorks Workshops of the Semester – Today & April 12

Reminder! There are just two more RefWorks workshops being offered before the end of the semester! Details are below… Please send an email to library@bentley.edu if you plan to attend.

Having trouble keeping track of those sources you’re supposed to cite? Victim of a second-rate citation generator? Come to:

RefWorks Workshops for Students

These workshops for students will provide an introduction to RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool. Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place. Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

Two sessions:

  • Thursday, April 7, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 12, 11:00am to 12:00pm

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop. We also strongly recommend that you create a RefWorks account before attending, at RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus.)

Get Help! Upcoming Library Workshops

Now that you’re back from spring break, you may be staring down that research paper due at the end of the semester. The library has your back with a series of workshops on different parts of the research process. Keep reading to see which one may be right for you. (You can also view all our workshops at once in our events calendar.) All workshops will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) on the library’s lower level.

Wondering why it matters if you cite your sources? Come to:

Citing Sources Workshop (presented jointly with the Writing Center)

Why do your professors spend so much time talking about citations? Does it feel like busywork? Come learn how to cite sources for any format. We’ll show you how to do it, where to find resources, and why you should care.

Have sources or a bibliography you need help with? Bring it with you!

Two sessions:

  • Monday, March 28, 2:15 to 3:15 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, March 29 from 5:00 to 6:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop)

Having trouble keeping track of those sources you’re supposed to cite? Victim of a second-rate citation generator? Come to:

RefWorks Workshops for Students

These workshops for students will provide an introduction to RefWorks, an online bibliographic management tool. Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place. Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.

Three sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 12:45 to 1:45 (during activity period)
  • Thursday, April 7, 1:00 to 2:00
  • Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 to 12:00

(Please RSVP to library@bentley.edu for this workshop. We also strongly recommend that you create a RefWorks account before attending, at RefWorks’ website. This works best when you are on campus.)

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it? Drop in to:

“I Just Need 3 Sources By Tomorrow!” Drop-In Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

Four sessions:

  • Monday, April 4, 2:00 to 3:00 (during activity period)
  • Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 to 2:00 (during activity period) AND 5:00 to 6:00

(No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)