At Temple, contact librarian Fred Rowland: firstname.lastname@example.org / 215-204-3188
Or, contact Refworks Support directly: email@example.com. They are very responsive.
With a little bit of practice, Refworks can save you a lot of time if you are currently producing lengthy bibliographies by hand. You can export citations directly from databases into Refworks. Once in your Refworks database, you can organize your references into folders and output them in hundreds of different citation styles (including MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian).
First you need to click here. Then click on "Sign up for an individual account". The account is free but you do have to create a user name and password (which is NOT your TU Accessnet user name and password). Once you have signed up you will get a confirming email. In the email, take note of the Group Code. You might need it in the future.
When accessing Refworks, use the following URL:
http://libproxy.temple.edu/login?url=http://www.refworks.com/refworks. From off campus, this URL will prompt you for "authentication" as a Temple affiliated user.
As long as Temple continues to subscribe to Refworks, alumnae will have access to their accounts. For alumnae access, use this URL: http://refworks.com/rwsingle. If you choose to switch citation managers, you can export your references.
Yes, most major database vendors (including EBSCO, FirstSearch, Proquest, Web of Science, JSTOR) allow you to directly download your records from a database search into Refworks. See each vendor's Help pages for details.
To do most of your work with the Refworks database--add, organize, import and export records--you have to be logged into the Refworks database online. However, if you are writing a paper using Windows and MS Word, you can download an offline version of Write N Cite III that allows you to insert in-text citations into your paper. For non Windows/Word users, you can download a list of records for the same purpose. More Information
Write N Cite is a plugin that you download to your computer. It allows you to directly insert in-text citations into a paper you are writing in MS Word. When you are finished writing your paper and have included all your in-text citations, you can automatically format citations and bibliography in whatever style you choose (MLA, APA, Chicago). More Information
You can provide read-only access to anyone using RefShare. You cannot provide read/write access to a folder unless you share your user name and password to your whole Refworks database. You can, however, create a separate database using a different user name and password (you can create multiple Refworks databases) to share for a collaborative project.
Yes, you can create multiple Refworks accounts.