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Staying Current Podcast Series: Refworks

Using RefWorks to Manage Your Literature

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Date/Time: April 10, 2007
Title: Using RefWorks to Manage Your Literature
Presenter: Pat Redman


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  1. Using To Manage Your Literature Pat Redman Taubman Health Sciences Library © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. What is RefWorks? Database software ….provided by the Library ….accessible via the web
  3. Why use RefWorks? • To organize your references….like an electronic filing cabinet • To import your database search results • To format your papers and bibliographies according to journal/style specifications • To share references for team or department projects
  4. Access on campus:
  5. RefWorks Tutorial & FAQ
  6. Tutorial Basics
  7. Highlighted Tutorials
  8. OVID Medline Search
  9. Direct Export
  10. Export Results to RefWorks
  11. Import from OVID
  12. Last Imported Folder
  13. Descriptors View
  14. Citation View
  15. Recapping • Direct Export is easy but not available in all databases. It is in UM-Medsearch, PsycInfo and Dissertation Abstracts. • For other databases such as PubMed and Web of Knowledge, save your results as a text file and use File-Import in RefWorks.
  16. Now in PubMed
  17. File - Save As
  18. Import Filters
  19. Manually Adding a Reference
  20. Use the Folders menu to create folders and organize your references
  21. Create New Folders
  22. Use the Search menu to Lookup
  23. So far we’ve: • Built our RefWorks library with references from UM-Medsearch and PubMed • Learned how to add a reference manually • Used folders to organize our references • Looked at the Search menu Now let’s format a paper!
  24. Choose Cite View
  25. Open Word File
  26. Place Cursor, Click Cite, Selection Citation
  27. Drag & Drop Drag and drop Citation into Word document
  28. Clear between cites
  29. Save & close your paper
  30. Creating a bibliography
  31. RefWorks renames file
  32. Important! • Autism.doc is not formatted by RefWorks • Final-Autism.doc is formatted by RefWorks If you want to make changes, make them to Autism.doc and then reformat in RefWorks again.
  33. Need help? • Online: remember the Tutorial & FAQ • Call or email us: – 764-1210 – • Contact me directly: – Pat Redman
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Staying Current Podcast Series - Social Bookmarking and Delicious

Taubman Health Sciences Libraries


Social Bookmarking &

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Date/Time: February 22, 2007
Title: Social Bookmarking &
Presenter: Patricia Anderson


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  1. Social Bookmarking & A Personal and Professional Productivity Tool Patricia F. Anderson <> Taubman Health Sciences Library © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. University of Michigan All rights reserved. February 22, 2007
  3. Useful for … • Folk who use multiple computers in various locations • Discovery of items similar to your selections • Collecting search strategies & information for bibliographies • Course-integrated instruction • Sharing resources with peers, managers, students & others • Web site development
  4. Content in • Database built by general public, contains what others liked • Focused: better for popular topics and items • Currently tends to focus on items of interest to technophiles and young adults, but growing and diversifying • What you add changes the profile
  5. Like … but for Scientists • Connotea • CiteULike
  6. Connotea
  7. Connotea
  8. CiteULike
  9. Searching in • Three options
  10. Searching in • Example:
  11. Searching in • Let’s try it. •
  12. Browsing Tags in • Tags are freeform and self-selected • Check a variety of spellings, phrasings, capitalization, and punctuation for the same concept • Avian flu = avian.flu = avian_flu = avian-flu = avianflu = Avian.flu = Avian.Flu = “avian flu” = … • Avian influenza • Bird flu = birdflu • Bird influenza • Pandemic influenza • Pandemic flu • H5N1 / h5n1 • MORE: tamiflu, pandemic, flu, epidemic, influenza • Watch for popular terms
  13. Browsing Tags in
  14. Browsing Tags in
  15. Browsing Tags in
  16. Browsing Tags in • DEMO •
  17. Getting Started • Create your account • Upload your bookmarks • Export bookmarks (“hotsync”) • Save links • Tag • Annotate • Settings
  18. Create Your Account
  19. Create Your Account • Each account must be associated with a unique e-mail address (I think). • If creating an account to be shared across an office, consider creating an e-mail list to serve as the contact e-mail address.
  20. Create Your Account • Consider the purpose of the account when naming it; segregate home / personal and office collections. • If you will be collecting information that is private consider choosing a username that will not be associated with you personally.
  21. Create Your Account • Let’s do it! • Choose a fictional “name”? • If you have a non-UM e-mail address, consider using that as the contact. • Use a different password than your Kerberos password. • You will need to open your e-mail in another window to activate the account.
  22. Upload Bookmarks • Easy: Select file, accept default options • Public or Private - your choice
  23. Export Bookmarks • Like hotsyncing your browser
  24. How to Save a Link • With the post button • With the browser buttons • Required elements: title / URL • Optional standard elements: tags / annotations • Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox
  25. How to Save a Link • With the post button (eg. PDFs)
  26. How to Save a Link • With the post button (eg. PDFs)
  27. How to Save a Link • With the browser buttons • TIP: Use the tab to fill in a tag with the highlighted tag, or click on the choice to save typing.
  28. How to Save a Link • Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox
  29. How to Tag • Tagging rules • Separate tags with a space • Join words with punctuation (lower-case preferred) (some simply delete spaces between words) • Use capitalization appropriately to improved readability or to distinguish between tags and bundles
  30. How to Annotate • Annotations: Personal vs. Communal • Citations • Quotations • Date Viewed • Size limits on what can be included
  31. Tag & Annotate Examples
  32. Tag & Annotate Examples
  33. Tag & Annotate Examples
  34. Editing Saved Links
  35. Personalized Settings • Privacy options • Tag Bundles • Networking
  36. Personalized Settings: Privacy • Private links (checkbox) • Private network (block someone who sends you inappropriate links)
  37. Personalized Settings: Tag Bundles • SAVE!
  38. Who Saved What?
  39. Personalized Settings: Networks
  40. Using Networks for Discovery
  41. Things To Do With • Working with students • in class environments (Google jockeys) • Working with peers and administrators • Have an assistant gather information for you
  42. vs. Ctools for URL Collections • • Available to public (+/-) • Annotations and tags provide richer information than the Ctools Dropbox • Easier to share/add/delete links than Ctools • Students develop skills and collections for life after Michigan • Feeds the public good • Ctools • Can secure access to a select group (+/-) • Integrates with other course materials • UM Institutional and community standard
  43. Collect Links for Building Websites
  44. Collect Information to Answer a Question • Remember privacy issues: Does your collection reveal identity?
  45. Collect Information and Strategies for Your Manager
  46. Have an Assistant Collect Links for You
  47. Create Information and Teaching Guides • Library guides …
  48. Linking to Complex Concepts • Use the plus sign (+) to combine concepts
  49. Example Library Guide • Notice the annotations?
  50. Saving Search Strategies • Saving search strategies for a class (Google Jockey concept) …
  51. Tagging Tips • Too few terms can make retrieval difficult • Too many terms can also make retrieval difficult
  52. Tagging Tips • Include both broad and narrow terms • Design terms with repeated concepts to go from broad to narrow, general to specific.
  53. Tagging Tips • Use punctuation for spaces (lower case) • Think of unique concepts as two term combinations, rather than a new term. • Standardization helps, but requires maintenance.
  54. Tagging Tips • Tagging shortcuts: examples • Items for a particular audience: • 4doctors, 4kids, 4patients, etc • Items from frequently read journals or authors: • in:jada, in:nyt, in:chronicle, in:agd • Items for people in your delicious network: • for:dentlib, for:tmjchat
  55. Saving Items Tagged for You
  56. Saving Items Tagged for You
  57. Tag Clouds
  58. Tag Bundles
  59. Questions? • Contact: Patricia Anderson at
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