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Using New RefWorks

Resources to help you use the New RefWorks reference management tool provided by the Amelia Galluci Cirio Library.

What is a citation?

A citation....

  • describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism
  • enables the reader to find/retrieve the item you refer to
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date

A citation manager tool helps you:

Citation management software makes mining and using information resources easier and more effective, helping you to:

  • Capture bibliographic and full-text information as you explore
  • Organize, evaluate, annotate, and search within your collection
  • Cite and list resources in a wide range of bibliographic styles as needed
  • Access the information on your desktop or online
  • Synchronize your data across multiple machines
  • Share your research with others

The benefits are greatest if you use the software on an ongoing basis, and the best time to get started is NOW!

Citation Management Tool Comparison Chart

Citation Management Software Comparison

 

Citation Management Software Comparison

 

Endnote

Endnote Web

Zotero

RefWorks

Cost

 

$200+

Free (Endnote basic)

Free

Free to Fitchburg students

Web based Access/Storage

 

No

Yes

No

Yes

Import references from online databases

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Store references online and share with others

No

Yes

Free / Online storage free up to 300 MB / Additional storage space available

Yes

MS Word Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Docs Integration

No

No

No

No

Create custom bibliographic styles

Yes

No

No, but can import EndNote styles

Yes

Requires online connection

No

Yes

No

Yes

Other

Available for Windows and MacOS

 

Requires Firefox browser

Available for Windows and MacOS

Mobile Access

No

No; App on Ipad available

There are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices, there are several third party solutions.

Yes

RefWorks.com/Mobile