Answering Advanced RefWorks Questions

Lunch & Learn
Presenter: Shelley McKibbon, Kellogg Health Sciences Librarian
May 30, noon – 1pm
Killam Library Room 2616

The basics of RefWorks are easy to learn and teach. But what happens when you get an “oddball” question from a student or faculty member, or you discover an error you haven’t encountered before?

RefWorks pro and health sciences librarian Shelley McKibbon will highlight some of the trickier aspects of this popular citation management tool and show you how to deal with them. Have advanced RefWorks questions yourself? Bring them to this session or email them to Shelley ( by Friday May 25, and they will be dealt with on the spot.

All are welcome, and don’t forget to bring your lunch!

October RefWorks Sessions

Missed our September RefWorks tutorials? That’s okay–we’re offering more in October. They’re hands-on and are held in Killam Library Room G70. Don’t forget, places are limited so you must register by emailing

Friday, September 30

Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 12

Saturday, October 22
12:00pm – 1:30pm

More about RefWorks

Make RefWorks Your Friend

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from online databases or by entering them manually and inserting them into your finished paper in the citation style of your choice (eg. APA, MLA). We’re offering a series of hands-on workshops at the Killam this fall to introduce you to the basics of using RefWorks.

Location: Killam Library Room G70, Main floor

Thursday Sept. 15, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Monday Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday Sept. 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration is required and limited to 12 participants. Please register indicating which session you wish to attend by emailing

If none of these times suit you, we may add more sessions if there is enough interest, so please send an email to Carol Richardson indicating your preferred date(s).

Ready for RefWorks 2.0?

Beginning August 5th, you’ll see a new interface for the RefWorks you know and love. The RefWorks 2.0 look is clean, more intuitive, and lets you keep your original RefWorks account along with all of your citations.

Essentially, RefWorks has just been reorganized to put more of the useful functions at the forefront. For example, new action buttons mean the dropdown menu has been shortened. But many functional improvements have also been made, like speed enhancements to your searches, no more timeouts to your account sessions, and links to the Help site from throughout RefWorks.

You can preview RefWorks 2.0 in this video tutorial. New to RefWorks? Watch their introductory tutorial!

Find more information on our Dal Libraries RefWorks page

RefWorks 2.0 is Coming!

In August 2011, RefWorks will move to an updated interface, RefWorks 2.0. You can preview the new interface within your current account by logging in and clicking on the “RefWorks 2.0″ link at the top right (login to RefMobile). You may return to the original interface by clicking “RefWorks Classic” at the top right of the screen. Don’t worry, RefWorks will support both interfaces until December 2011.

Watch this preview video!

For more information about using RefWorks, see the Libraries’ RefWorks webpage.

RefWorks Basics Tutorials

The Libraries are running a series of hands-on tutorials on the basics of using RefWorks–if you’re not already familiar with this amazing web-based citation manager, now’s your chance! Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

All sessions take place in Room G70 of the Killam Library

Friday, January 21

Wednesday, February 9

Tuesday, February 15

**Please indicate which session you wish to attend by sending an email to**

If these dates don’t work for you you, we may add more sessions if there is interest so please email Carol to suggest an alternate date.

More library classes & workshops

Learn to Use RefWorks, Take a Workshop

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that helps you compile, edit and format bibliographies. You can either import references directly from online databases or enter them manually and insert them into your finished paper in the citation style of your choice (eg. APA, MLA).

The Killam is offering a series of hands-on “RefWorks Basics” workshops this fall. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up now! The first one is next Thursday. Here’s our complete fall schedule:

Saturday September 18, 11:00am – 12:30pm THIS SESSION IS FULL!

Wednesday September 22, 10:00am – 11:30am THIS SESSION IS FULL!

Saturday, September 25, 11:00am-12:30pm THIS SESSION IS FULL!

Monday September 27, 11:00am – 12:30pm THIS SESSION IS FULL!

Tuesday October 5, 10:00am – 11:30am

WHERE? Room G70, North Learning Commons, main floor of the Killam
HOW? Register online indicating which of the sessions you wish to attend.

Announcing RefWorks 2.0

The RefWorks you’ve learned to know and love just got better.

Dubbed Refworks 2.0, the newly launched interface offers an improved user experience featuring a cleaner layout, easier navigation, and a number of back-end technological improvements. This interface is still being fine-tuned, so will be running in tandem with the current version for a while.

Care to try it out? Log into your RefWorks account (or create a new one), and you’ll see a link at the top right of the screen that says “RefWorks 2.0″. Clicking on that will convert your account to the new version. You can toggle back to “RefWorks Classic” any time using the link at the top of the 2.0 page (top right, in small letters).

View a video of RefWorks 2.0 that highlights the new features and explains how to use them.

Please note: Write n Cite is currently available only in the ‘Classic’ interface and not yet in RefWorks 2.0.