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TRID: Leveraging Search Results with Reference Management Tools

TRB will conduct a webinar on October 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will demonstrate the use of desktop and online reference management tools. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to registerRegister at http://www.trb.org/Research/Blurbs/169269.aspx

The licensed and free management tools that will be covered are EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.

TRID, released in 2011, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide, with more than 90,000 links to free or fee-based full text.

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Bill McLeod, Transportation Research Board
  • Ken Winters, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Lisa Berardi Marflak, Transportation Research Board

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn how to export references from TRID to an EndNote library or database; an EndNote Web account; a RefWorks database; and to a Zotero Library
  • To understand the labor and time-saving benefits of using reference management tools to write papers, chapters, and technical documentation

To ensure that you receive notices about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to the TRB Transportation Research E-Newsletter.

Registration information:  
There is no fee to register for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  See link above to register.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

RefWorks Webinars

If you use the RefWorks bibliographic management tool and want to learn more about the new features in version 2.0 — or if you’re just curious about RefWorks and would like to learn more about it — you can attend any of a variety of Webinars describing RefWorks and its features during the next few weeks.

The September line-up of Webinars includes the following:

1)      RefWorks Administration Functions (75 minutes)
2)      RefShare 2.0 (45 minutes)
3)      Write-N-Cite III for Windows (45 minutes)
4)      How to teach RefWorks 2.0  in 15 Minutes
5)      Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (30 minutes)
6)      Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
7)      Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks-Part 1 (30 minutes)
8)      Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks-Part 2 (30 minutes)

Visit the the RefWorks-COS Training Webinars website (http://www.refworks-cos.com/training/ ) to view a list of RefWorks Live and Recorded Webinar programs. Registration is limited and enrollment is required. RefWorks also maintains an RSS feed to their webinars on this web page.

For additional information about RefWorks and other citation management tools, come by any library service desk or check out our web page at http://guides.lib.virginia.edu/refworks

RefWorks for Research

Want to create a bibliography in seconds?

Want to have footnotes automatically inserted into your paper?

Want to learn how to switch citation styles from MLA to Chicago to APA practically instantly?

 

Then plan to attend this workshop on the easy to use citation manager – RefWorks.

 

RefWorks for Research

Thursday, Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon,

Alderman electronic classroom.

Part of the new series: Taming Your Research: Free & Easy Tools for Managing the Wild World of Information.

Information is everywhere these days, and research can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a number of free and easy-to-use tools are available to help you navigate through the information that you find in the library’s catalog and databases, as well as freely available on the Web.

Info Tool of the Week: RefWorks and RefShare

RefWorks and RefShare are software applications that enable you to…

  • Download citations from databases and put them into a personal RefWorks research database
  • Format bibliographies and citations automatically in over 400 styles including APA, MLA, etc.
  • Use in conjunction with WORD to write papers, dissertations, etc.
  • Access your RefWorks account from any computer, anywhere
  • Create a database and share it with colleagues around the world

To use RefWorks, you must sign up for a free account that will identify you as a University of Virginia student, faculty or staff member.  You can do this at https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/login.asp?WNCLang=false and the process takes only a minute.  You can learn more about RefWorks at http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/tools/refworks.html or stop by any UVa library for more information.  RefWorks also offers free online webinars; the October schedule is at http://www.refworks.com/content/webinars/default.asp


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