for anyone writing an essay

RefWorks is genius. It helps you collate all those searches in databases for journal articles and papers and puts them into a bibliography that you can download!!! Why have I just found out about this!!!

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6 Responses to for anyone writing an essay

  1. JohnO says:

    If you’re a Firefox user, I’d recommend Zotero. Similar sort of thing but not web-based so not just so portable. It does have the advantage that it’s free though. I’ve been using it since last year and it certainly makes life a lot easier for footnotes and bibliographies, especially with its MS Word plugin.

  2. Stewart says:

    I thought RefWorks was free too. It is for me! Or is that because Caledonian subscribe?

  3. JohnO says:

    It might be because the uni subscribe. I’ll have another look. Edinburgh has a similar set of tools but you need to use their computers to access it. There is a discount if you want to buy it for personal use but that’s about it.

  4. Stewart says:

    Did you try using the Athens Log in? There is a link under the main log in…

  5. JohnO says:

    Just tried it. Doesn’t look as though Edinburgh are signed up to it. I get a ‘you don’t have permission….’ message. I guess, since they already use EndNote, they don’t want to pay for any others.

  6. Avril says:

    I’ve managed to register and log in using Athens. Got a wee message saying ‘new NHS Lanarkshire user’. I’m guessing it must be something to do with how I’m registered with Athens???

    I’ll give it a go and let you know how I get on.

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