2.1 Searching Online Catalogs or Databases in RefWorks

2.1 Searching Online Catalogs or Databases in RefWorks


Adding References to RefWorks by Searching
Online Catalogs or Databases Another way that you can add references Is by directly searching online catalogs or
databases from within RefWorks. There are many catalogs available to search
for free From your local public or university library
to government and corporate libraries. You can search PubMed this way too And your library also may have customized
the list of online databases To include online resources that your library
subscribes to. To begin, go to the Search menu. Select Online Catalog or Database. Under the Search dropdown menu select the
catalog or database you want to search. For example, the Library of Congress. You can specify the maximum number of references
to download And you can either enter a Quick Search which will search all available fields for
the terms you enter Or you can enter more complex searches using
Advanced Search. Using Advanced Search you can specify which
fields you wish to search. For example, let’s search for the author,
Edward Gibbon. Click the Green Plus icon to add another row. You can add up to four rows to enter search
terms. When you have more than one row you can specify how you want to join your
search terms using the Boolean operators And, Or, and Not. Let’s leave it set to And. On the second row we’ll select the Title field
and type Roman Empire. Then click the Search button. RefWorks tells you the number of total references
found that match your search criteria. Note that these references have not yet been
imported into our RefWorks account. You can click the View icon to see the full
details of any reference. You can import this reference from the Full
View box, either by selecting a specific folder as the
destination which will also put it into the Last Imported
folder or by clicking the Import button at the bottom You can also import several search results
at once by selecting the references here. and then either clicking the Import button Or choosing a specific folder as the destination. Click OK to confirm the import. The Import Results box confirms the total
number of references imported. To view them, click the View Last Imported
button. And here you can see the two references We just imported from our Library of Congress
search results.

Danny Hutson

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