All persons in the UWP university community now have access to RefWorks, the online research management software which allows users quickly and easily to create a bibliography and a personal database of records.
If you are not used to seeing the word bibliography in the same sentence with the words quick and easy, you're certainly not alone!
Gone are the days of struggling over when to indent, italicize, underline, or use a semicolon, while keeping track of a list of resources when writing a paper or article. RefWorks simplifies generating accurate and concise bibliographies, easing the research process. Additionally, instructors can use RefWorks not only as a research tool, but also to provide read-only access for class-related bibliographies.
RefWorks supports hundreds of output (or citation) styles such as MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.
Compatible with many databases to which the library subscribes on your behalf, RefWorks allows users to import references quickly and easily. Compatible databases include CSA Illumina, H. W. Wilson or EBSCOhost titles such as Criminal Justice Abstracts, Business Full Text or Academic Search Elite.
Web-based and accessible any time of day from any Internet-connected computer, RefWorks (and therefore your personal database of stored records) is compliant with Windows and Macs.
Access RefWorks and an online tutorial through the library's Web homepage. Click "Reference Resources" and "Citation Guides and Writer's Resources".
New users will need to create a username and password.
Use RefWorks to:
Hands-on training sessions for you or your students may be scheduled through your division librarian.
To learn which 97 hours each week that the Elton S. Karrmann Library is open, please click "Library Hours" from the homepage.
Of course, if you count the hundreds of online library resources that are available around the clock, your library is working for you 24/7.
Additionally, assistance from librarians is only a phone call, a visit to the main floor, or a computer click away! For 60 hours each week, there is a trained professional available to help researchers find resources and answers to questions. Directing patrons toward resources which are both online or on-site, librarians welcome the opportunity to help you and your students with research needs.
Stop by the Reference Desk on the main floor, call 342-1668, or click "Ask a Librarian" from the library's web homepage.
Student at a library reference desk:
"My instructor said I could find this book in Aisle L. Where's Aisle L, anyway?"
The librarian determined the instructor meant "ILL", Interlibrary Loan.
From Funny You Should Ask: Real-Life Questions from the Reference Desk
Reviewed by Judy Wurtzler
Coordinator of Acquisitions and Collection Development for the Karrmann Library
Encyclopedia of the Dog by Bruce Fogle, D.V.M.
When hearing the word papillon, most people probably think of the movie. However, Papillon is also one of the 400 dog breeds described in The Encyclopedia of the Dog, written by Bruce Fogle. In addition to brief breed descriptions, the encyclopedia includes information about the evolution of dogs, health and behavior issues, selection, and basic care.
The book's many photographs of dogs will bring to the reader's mind why a breed of dogs would be named for butterflies, with their long fur and lively upturned ears, mimicking a butterfly about to take flight.
The Encyclopedia of the Dog is a valuable introduction to dogs and dog breeds. The book is shelved in the Reference Collection on the main floor of the library (2nd floor) with the call number: Ref SF22 .F64 1995
Kay Young, Editor