RefWorks is a web-based service which enables you to create and manage your own personal bibliographic database. You can either type the references in yourself, or import them from a text file or database search. When you are writing a research paper you can automatically format these references in a chosen style (such as Harvard) for use in the bibliography. RefWorks has much in common with other bibliographic software packages such as EndNote, ProCite or Reference Manager, but since it is accessed via the web rather than installed locally on your computer you can use it anywhere in the UK.Other Bibliographic Software
Frequently asked questions about RefWorks and citation
Yes. If you are a first time user, you need to create a new database using an individual password (not Athens) which you can then divulge to those with whom you wish to share your database. Register using the Loughborough University Group code. Once you have entered the Group Code click on the link marked Sign up for an Individual Account and if you want to share both read and write access, agree on one member of the group who will initiate the account. Agree on a Group Password and circulate the details to all members of the group.
Should you want to share access on a Read only basis, access can be provided by creating a Read Only Password . This is done through the Update User Info link in the Tools section of the database. Read only access allows viewing, searching, exporting and creating bibliographies.
Citation is the means by which you tell a reader where to find the sources – books, journals, web pages which you have referred to in your work. When writing it is essential that information on all the sources you have consulted are included in the text of your work and in the reference list at the end. The Library has produced an /media/wwwlboroacuk/content/library/downloads/advicesheets/citation.pdf on the Harvard Referencing style, and some further guidance on citation, plagiarism and the ethical use of information on LEARN.
Write-N-Cite allows you to add and format references in your preferred style from your RefWorks database into your paper while you write. Write-N-Cite works with Windows and Mac, although Mac users should have Word for Mac installed.
On campus, the Write-'N-Cite software is installed on all lab machines and is found by clicking on 'All Programs'. To download Write-'N-Cite on your own PC or laptop please go to RefWorks and look for the Tools bar for downloading instructions. Important! There have been some problems with the latest version so for the moment please download 'Previous versions' and use WNC-III for Windows or 2.5 for Macs until the latest version is fully operational.
There are alternative methods of formatting papers which are mentioned in the Training Workbook on this Learn page.