Research can be a daunting task.
UA Libraries provides many resources to assist you in your research and paper writing.
Citation can be especially difficult for researchers. Check out these great online sources for help.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Style, Turabian)
The Elements of Style - The online home of William Strunk, Jr.'s print source; a great resource for all things concerning grammar and usage
The Purdue Online Writing Lab - A great free resource for all manners of citation from Purdue University
ChompChomp - Grammar rules (including definitions to common grammar terms).
Grammarly Grammar checker to proofread writing.
The Research Paper Writing and Citation Guide - The College of William and Mary's excellent guide to a large amount of research and citation resources.
RefWorks lets you create bibliography using various writing styles. See example below
Refer RefWorks Guide to download writeNcite feature on word for Windows/Mac to use while writing paper and bring in references from Refworks in to the paper.
The University of Alabama offically supports RefWorks citation management software. It is completely free for students, faculty and staff. Use Refowrks to manage, organize, and cite references within an office document.
How to export citations to RefWorks?
How to export/import Citations from databases to RefWorks?
For majority of the database, items may be easily exported to RefWorks. You will see a direct link on the record to export the citation into RefWorks.
Importing citations from PubMed database into RefWorks .
1. Access the PubMed database and conduct your search.
2. Select the items you would like to use by clicking on the small box next to it.
3. Locate the “Send To” box (it is usually on the right hand side of the top bar) and click on the down arrow on “send to” and choose Destination as “citation Manager”* and/or "file"** and select Format to reflect as Medline/pubmed and download the selected citations. Save the file to the desktop, in a folder, or on a removable drive, etc. Remember where you saved and under what name!
* Citation Manager - to export to Endnote
**File - to export to Refworks
5. Return to your RefWorks screen. Locate the “references” option and choose “import.” Make sure to see the following on the screen: · Import Filter/Data Source - shows NLM PubMed · Database – shows PubMed in the box. Import References into Folder - defaults to last imported folder or you can create a new folder to place the PubMed references
6. Go to Select Text File and click “browse” to find your saved file.
7. Finally, click “import” at the bottom of the screen. You will be provided information regarding how many items you imported, as well as the caption “view last imported folder.” Click on this caption to ensure that selections imported from the database
8. You will be provided with several options regarding your imported items. To save items in a folder, click “put in folder.” provided you have an existing folder.
9. or create a new folder by clicking on “folders,” and selecting “create new folder.”
10. You can view the saved citations, edit, print, create Bibliography by selecting the Style manual of your choice.
11. Use there citations while writing your papers by using the Write-N-Cite option in RefWorks/Word.
Search PubMed database in RefWorks and get the citations into RefWorks:
1. Log into RefWorks Account
2. Click on Search and select online catalor or Database and select PubMed
3. Look for Author, subject, topic
4. Select the citations and click Import
5. Create a folder or put the imported citations into existing folder
You could do Image Searches in PubMed, JBI, CINAHL