Upcoming changes to Refworks

RW logoRefWorks, our free Web-based bibliography and database manager which can format a paper and bibliography for you, has some improvements scheduled for the near future:

December 31st, 2011: “Classic” interface goes away. (This only matters if you are an old-school power user.)

January 2012: Group Code no longer needed to login to RefWorks off campus. (It will, however, still be needed to create a RefWorks account off campus.) FAQ

Spring 2012: Updated version of Write-n-Cite will be available.

The new version of Write-N-Cite will run on Word for Windows 2007 & 2010 as well as Word for Mac 2008 & 2011. You’ll get the same features on either platform, and sharing documents between computers is as easy as opening a file.

For questions or training contact Molly Knapp. RefWorks classes will resume in January.

2 Minute Tips: Write-n-Cite

Two Minute tips is a series on our blog where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

Today weÔÇÖll look at Write-n-Cite. ItÔÇÖs a Microsoft Word Add-in from RefWorks (our bibliographic manager) that inserts citations as you write a paper, then formats the whole thing into a bibliography for you. Check it out!

Write n Cite Video tutorial

Want to learn more? ThereÔÇÖs a RefWorks class on Monday August 15th 10-11 AM. Call us to sign up.

2 Minute Tips: RefGrabit from RefWorks

2 Minute tips is a new series on our blog where we bring you short video tutorials on various tools and resources in the library.

Today we’ll look at RefGrab-it. It’s a bookmark tool from RefWorks (our bibliographic manager) that makes it easy to grab PubMed citations and format them into a bibliography. Check it out!

RefGrab-it Video tutorial

Want to learn more? There’s a RefWorks class on Monday August 15th 10-11 AM. Call us to sign up.

RefWorks 2.0

RefWorks your web-based reference manager is getting a new look. If you have already created Refworks personal databases, please convert to the RefWorks 2.0 as soon as possible and take advantage of the cleaner, more intuitive interface. Not familiar with Refworks? Create a new log-in (free) and begin managing your references with RefWorks 2.0.

RefWorks 2.0 allows you to manage your references anywhere you have access to the Internet!
You can:
ÔÇó Search PubMed (within RefWorks)
ÔÇó Directly import your selected PubMed citations
ÔÇó Store your references in folders (including attaching the full-text of the article)
ÔÇó Share your references with your collaborators
ÔÇó Add your references as you type a paper (write-n-cite)
ÔÇó Create and format bibliographies in the citation style you need

Try the RefWorks 2.0 tutorial to get a glimpse of what you can do to get organized.
For more information about RefWorks 2.0 and other super cool ways to gather your references including searching SCOPUS and directly exporting citations to your RefWorks account contact Kathy Kerdolff.

To switch between old and new versions, simply use the links at the top right of the screen. RefWorks 1.0 will be available through December 2011.

Old RefWorks Design

Old RefWorks Design

New RefWorks Design

New RefWorks Design

RefWorks in 15 minutes

If you have 15 minutes then you have time to get a quick introduction to a free information management tool called RefWorks.

RefWorks in 15 minutes will be offered online January 6, 12, 18 & 27th. Register here.

Similar to EndNote, RefWorks lets you search, organize and manage your references. Since it lives “in the cloud”, once you create your free account**, you can access it from any computer at any location.

Some things RefWorks can do:

  • Format a paper or bibliography for you in the citation style you need.
  • Instantly add references as you type a paper in MS Word
  • Search PubMed (or another database) from within RefWorks
  • Share references with other people

A live RefWorks class will be taught by local RefWorks expert Molly Knapp on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 10-11 am. Email for more information.

**RefWorks is available free to LSUHSC students, faculty and staff.

RefWorks Class 9/29

Still not sure how to manage and write your bibliographies using Refworks? Look no further.

Introduction to RefWorks will be offered on Wednesday, September 29th from 2-3 pm in the Isch?® Library’s computer classroom (room 405).

    If you cannot make this date, the class will be offered in the same location on Thursday, November 4th, 10-11 am.

Email Molly Knapp or call 568-6100 for more information. Drop ins are welcome.

RefWorks now available in Stat!Ref

Stat!Ref, an online textbook provider, now offers direct export to RefWorks, our bibliographic manager.

More info & directions

RefWorks Lifetime Access!

Refworks announced that its Alumni Program will be standard for all of the 1200 universities subscribing to its service. As long as the Libraries at LSUHSC New Orleans subscribe to RefWorks then our alumni will have access to their bibliographies & will be able to use the full functionality of RefWorks.

Intro to RefWorks class @ Dental

The dental library will be presenting a class, Introduction to RefWorks, tomorrow as part of our celebration of National Medical Libraries Month. Please join us in the dental library conference room from noon-1:00pm. For more information or to reserve your space for this class please email us.


Classes at the dental library

The dental library will be offering five classes throughout the month of October to celebrate National Medical Libraries Month. All classes will be held in the dental library conference room from noon to 1:00pm. Reserve your space by emailing
Thursday, 10/1/09, Accessing Journal Articles Online
Monday, 10/5/09, Introduction to PubMed
Wednesday, 10/7/09, Introduction to RefWorks
Tuesday, 10/13/09, Health Literacy: More than the Ability to Read
Tuesday, 10/27/09, Introduction to Consumer Health Information


Learn REFWORKS in an hour

Come learn about how to manage and write bibliographies with RefWorks today from 1-2pm in the Isché Library’s computer classroom 405. Drop ins welcome. Email Molly Knapp at or call 568-6100 for more information

RefWorks Class on Thursday

The Isché Library will be offering a RefWorks class this Thursday (Sept. 17th) from 1-2 p.m. To register contact Molly Knapp or call the Circulation Desk @ 504-568-6100.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager. It allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.

Work on your RefWorks

There will be a RefWorks class tomorrow, Thursday, May 28 from 1-2pm in the library, computer lab 405. Walk-ins welcome! Contact Molly Knapp at for more information.

RefWorks is a bibliographic management and organization tool that can format a works cited page in any style for you.

RefWorks Mobile

RefWorks, the popular web-based bibliographic management system, is now available via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs). Your Group code is required. For more information on group codes, see our RefWorks info page.

A RefWorks class will be held Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10 – 11 am, at the LSUHSC Main Campus- Library computer lab room 405. For more information, contact

Classes in the Dental Library

Two classes on library resources will be taught in the dental library in April.

Classes will be held in the Library Conference Room from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Please email us or call 941-8158 to reserve your seat in any or all of these classes.
All dental school faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Tuesday, April 21: Health Literacy Julie Schiavo
Learn how health literacy can affect the way you treat your patients. Health literacy is not just the ability to read health information; awareness of your patients?óÔé¼Ôäó literacy level can change how you communicate with them. This class is geared toward anyone involved in patient care.

Wednesday, April 22: RefWorks Liz Strother
RefWorks is a free web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.