RefWorks for Classicists WorkshopSeptember 14, 2010
This is obviously of most interest to my readers actually located in Athens, GA! Here’s the content from the flyer:
RefWorks for Classicists
A workshop on bibliographic & citation management software.
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 4:30-5:30pm
- Where: Park Hall 149
- Who: interested Classics Graduate Students, Undergraduates, and Faculty.
- Why: Manage information, save time & effort
Bibliographic management software allows you to export citations from library catalogs or article databases, store the citations and .pdfs of articles in a database and make notes on them, and insert citations in your Word documents. UGA has site licenses for RefWorks and EndNote; there are others free on the web (Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)
This workshop will focus on setting up a RefWorks account, working with the most common sources for Classics, and issues and concerns related to Classics (i.e. European-style titles, Greek fonts). If you’d like to work with me to learn EndNote, please email email@example.com and I will be happy to meet with you one on one or in a small group.
Trying to decide between RefWorks and EndNote? See the chart below and also http://www.libs.uga.edu/citeman/index.html
- Web-based, only available when you are online.
- Your citations and pdfs are available on any computer with internet.
- No need to download new versions / software patches: seamless updates.
- Can attach up to 500 MB of files to citations.
- RSS feed reader and storage built in (great for repeating searches at set intervals).
- Interface for PDA/smartphones.
- Works more seamlessly with L’Annee Philologique.
- Software you download to a computer, so can be used when you are not online.
- Your citations and pdfs are stored in a document (.enl file, a “library”), so using multiple computers requires planning ahead & a thumb drive.
- Yearly and more frequent releases of software updates which you may install to keep current.
- Can attach unlimited amount of files to citations for archival purposes.
- New optional Endnote Web makes citations more portable.
Both: support Unicode for Greek characters, work well with exports from most article databases and library catalogs, offer many formatting choices for bibliographies, support plug-ins for Microsoft Word that allow seamless citation insertion in documents, and with with Macs as well as PCs.