Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Longtime readers will know that we here at What's Up are tiresomely enthusiastic about the advantages, nay, virtues (for they are many) of bibliographic software. Nobody much listens to us, sadly, but you have fewer excuses now that those with access to the U of S Library can avail themselves of RefWorks, "a web-based bibliographic management service that allows you to create your own personal database of references. You can automatically import references from a search performed in an online database or catalogue, or enter references manually. Searching tools within RefWorks enable you to easily navigate your database, organize folders and search for references. Refworks also allows you to format your references for papers and bibliographies in a variety of output styles, including APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago." So there it is. You owe it to yourselves and, frankly, you owe it to us to click here to learn more. And by the way, click here for a helpful comparison of RefWorks with the well-known Endnote program.