The RefWorks Community for tips, guides and video tutorials

Welcome to RefWorksGo to the RefWorks Community website for the latest news, updates and tips for RefWorks users and also resource guides and excellent video tutorials to help you get the best from your RefWorks account.

The site has been designed to not only offer additional resources but to connect directly with users through the blog, events and webinars. There is no need to sign up or register, the content on the site is open to everyone – that means all new users, dedicated users, as well as those who just want to learn more about RefWorks. Follow these links for:

This video introduction to using RefWorks is one of the video tutorials available on the site.


If you would like more help with RefWorks, or with searching online databases, writing a bibliography or using our library, come to our Enquiry Desk. We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Come and visit our Enquiry Desk!

Enquiry DeskWould you like some help with finding information, writing a bibliography or using our library?

Whether you are stuck, and don’t know where to start your search for your next assignment, would like advice on referencing your essay, or maybe need help with setting up a RefWorks account, we have time for you at the Medical Library Enquiry Desk here on the Foresterhill campus. Navigating online journals and databases can be easy…if you know how! We’re here to help.

We hold drop-in sessions during term-time from Monday – Friday, between 9am – 4.30pm so don’t hesitate to ask our friendly library staff.

The Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

New Medical Library Podcasts

Just starting at the University of Aberdeen’s Medical School? Need some help getting your head around finding books, accessing databases and using the Medical Library? Over the summer the Medical Library team have produced a few video podcasts designed to give you the information you need to locate the necessary materials for your courses. The first of these, Welcome to the Medical Library, is online now and gives a broad overview of the variety of services and resources we provide, including the different material types you can find on each floor of the library, how to use our MFDs to print, scan and photocopy, how to top up your print budget, information on loan-lengths and opening hours, a floor-by-floor guide to the Medical Library and a few basic rules to ensure that everyone gets the best use out of the facilities.

This is just the first in a series of videos which will be available very soon that cover topics such as how to find books and journals using the library catalogue or Primo, how to access medical databases and RefWorks and how to request Inter Library Loans.

Also, if you’re having trouble with RefWorks or you need help using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHAL or any of the other online medical resources, don’t forget that our Enquiry Desk is open from 9am – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) where our trained library staff will try and assist you with any queries you may have.

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

RefWorks Write-N-Cite 4 – Inserting Citations and Creating Bibliographies

Go to the  RefWorks Community website for resource guides, videos, news, updates and tips for RefWorks users or ask at the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library. We are always happy to help!

Medical Library Team

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Troubleshooting Refworks Guide

If you are using RefWorks to format your bibliography, have a look at our Troubleshooting Refworks guide.  This contains guidance on some of the more commonly reported problems with using RefWorks and RefWorks Write-N-Cite (WNC).  The guide is part of our information skills toolkit InfoPaths@Aberdeen.

InfoPaths@Aberdeen  is designed to help you overcome problems finding good quality information quickly and using the information ethically, and to help you meet that all important deadline. It contains guidance notes and support materials including PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, information guides, podcasts, video-style demonstrations (VodCasts) and much more.

If you still need help, please come to the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library.

Medical Library team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Using Write-N-Cite III

This tutorial on YouTube demonstrates how to use RefWork’s Write-N-Cite III software to manage citations and create a bibliography in Microsoft Word.

Please come to the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library to find out more about using RefWorks.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings Feature

This tutorial demonstrates how to create a search using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings functionality in EBSCOhost. Come to the Enquiry Desk in the Medical Library to find out more about using CINAHL.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk