Using Refworks to build your collaborative bibliography for your group projects
While it is important for you to continue to work together on your group project, a time will soon come when you will need to report your findings from your projects. You may be asked to present as a team or report your results in a research paper. Whatever it may be, it will be important for you to build a collaborative bibliography of citations supporting your project work.
Normally, you are required to include quality reference sources in your research paper. You can use a software called Refworks to help you collect and store your references in one place.
Refworks is a web-based software application that helps you manage citations. It helps you keep track of the sources you are using for your research and your own notes about the sources. It is web-based (no special software installation, downloads, or plug-ins required). It will also create bibliographies for you in the format you specify (APA, IEEE, etc.).
One way to build a collaborative bibliography is to create a common group account with your group members. One member of your team creates an account with a username and password which is shared with all team members. Any one from your group can download citations from Summon or any databases such as Proquest Research Library, ABI Inform, or Engineering Village into a folder within your Refworks account. All other team members can also add references into that folder. You can also create multiple folders for different research topics. You can then select relevant citations to create your collaborative bibliography.