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EDLP6040: Curriculum Design: Theory & Practice: RefWorks

Off Campus Access

To access RefWorks from off-campus, use the group code: RWWillPatU (not case sensitive).

Importing Citations

Library databases allow you to export your citations to RefWorks. While each database vendor is different, all provide an option to identify or mark items that are of interest, and then export your citations to RefWorks.

Organizing your Information

You can create folders in RefWorks. This means you can create different folders for different projects, or different folders for varied aspects of a particular project. The same item can exist simultaneously in more than one folder.

If you think that you've lost a reference, check the folder called, References not in a folder. This is where references go if they have been imported but not put into a folder.

What is RefWorks

Getting Started

Access RefWorks from the list of Library databases.

To use RefWorks you must create an account. When you create an account:

  • You need to create a login name and password that you can remember. It does not need to be the same as your WPUNJ username and password.
  • You can use any email address. The email address will enable RefWorks to help you if you forget your login name or password.
  • The list of focus areas do not include education. Use either Social Sciences, or Other.

When you access RefWorks from off-campus you will first need to log-in as a WPUNJ user, then at the RefWorks screen you will need to use your RefWorks login, password and group code.

Creating a Reference List

When ready to create your list of References:

  • Select Bibliography.
  • Select your Output Style (APA--6th ed.).
  • Change the File Type to Create to RTF (Rich Text Format--readable by all word processing programs).
  • Select the appropriate folder for your list of references.
  • Click on Create Bibliography.

Watch for the message to clear Pop-up blockers. You may need to start over if you haven't already clear the Pop-up blockers.

Education Librarian

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Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
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David and Lorraine Cheng Library
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