RefWorks, a licensed web-based bibliography and database manager, allows users to create their own personal citation/abstract database by importing citations from online databases, the ASU catalog, or text files.
To use RefWorks, users must sign up for an individual account. First, log in to ASU. You will be directed to the RefWorks page, where you sign up for individual account at the top of the gray column on the left hand side.
Everyone affiliated with ASU (faculty, students and staff) can use RefWorks. Users may have many RefWorks accounts, but it is advised to create folders and name them for a specific ongoing project. Go to New Folder.
Importing citations into RefWorks
Visit the following websites to import to RefWorks:
When importing into RefWorks from ASU Library databases, a Get It @ ASU sign will appear with the record, which will allow users to locate the article.
For more information about RefWorks, visit http://lib.asu.edu/help/refworks.
Managing RefWorks and Creating Bibliography
When users export articles from indexes owned by the ASU Library, the citations will appear in the Last Imported folder. Check the records and put them in the appropriate folder by using the Folders command on the top of the screen.
To create bibliography, take the following steps:
Note: If you choose Word format, the file will appear at the bottom of your computer.
Sometimes people confused Literature Reviews with Annotated Bibliographies but they are quite different in format but they are similar in purpose, to survey the literature.
So what is a annotated bibliography? "... is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.” Definition from Cornell University Library, available at http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm <Accessed September 26, 2011>
To write a good annotated bibliography you need to be:
Useful site with tips on how to write an Annotated Bibliography: