A few simple steps can make all the difference in connecting search results to full text, exporting citations to RefWorks or EndNote and best of all - SAVING TIME!
It's great that GoogleScholar settings can be saved by a cookie in your browser without requiring that you sign into a personal Google/Gmail account.
Go to: http://scholar.google.com
Look for the "gear" icon that says "Settings"
This post is in response to inquiries from Education graduate students who use the web-based RefWorks citation management solution for harvesting journal citations, but would like to ultimately have their citations reside in the desktop-based EndNote software. Presuming you are familiar with RefWorks, we will proceed from the point at which you have collectied citations in a specific RefWorks folder, and are prepared to export them to a text file on your desktop for later use with EndNote.
Annotated bibliographies can be managed in a variety of ways. Based on a recent interaction I will share the steps outlined for an EdD student who wanted to try using RefWorks.
RefShare is a social networking tool. It provides RefWorks users with a quick and easy way to share their research information, share folders with or without attachments, and add comments and provide feedback on shared references. This will assist you in enhancing your collaborative research with your team members.
Using RefShare, you can make a list of citations from your RefWorks account public, either on the Drexel Shared Folders list, or via a URL that you can email, or post on a webpage.
Presenter: Gary Childs, Education/Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries
The Libraries will host the following workshops during the Spring 2012 term. Locations, presenters, times and dates are included below. Use the link in the workshop title to register for a workshop.
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.
Has this ever happened to you?
You found a great source for a paper. You forgot to save it and couldn't find it again, OR you forgot to save the bibliographic information for the source (title, author, etc.), and you couldn't write its entry in your paper's bibliography, OR you saved all your source information, but you struggled to get the formatting correct for the in-text citation and reference section.
Are you losing track of all the references you've gathered for your thesis? Or despairing of getting those commas in the right place for an APA-style bibliography?
Hahnemann Library is partnering with the Writing Center to offer workshops on EndNote and RefWorks, two "bibliographic management" applications available to the Drexel University community.