Creating a bibliography can be time consuming if you do it manually. There are some great software packages that make it much faster. One of these tools is called RefWorks.
RefWorks saves time by letting you:
- Copy book and article references from databases to RefWorks with the click of mouse.
- Choose a citation style, i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago, ...
- Create your bibliography and add it to your essay.
RefWorks has hiccups.
- RefWorks may miss key information like publication date, volume etc. So always check your references.
- Do you have Mac? RefWorks doesn't work properly on Macs, so try one of the tools listed below.
This handout explains how to get an account (PDF) and gives examples of copying references from:
- Academic Search Complete, SPORTDiscus with Full Text, etc.
- Library catalogue
- Google Scholar
- and other databases
Check out these short video tutorials on using RefWorks: Logging In, Getting Your References into RefWorks. Organizing Your References, Building Your Bibliography etc.
Have questions? Need help using RefWorks?
For basic assistance using RefWorks drop by the Reference Desk at your favourite branch library. Staff will answer your questions or refer you if you require detailed instruction. The Reference Desk at the Murray Library is located on the first floor across from the elevator.
Other Web Based Tools for Creating Bibliographies
The Library also offers EndNote Web - EndNote Web is available to current U of S students, faculty, and staff.
This handout explains how to get an account (PDF) and adding references.
Two other citation tools are: