October 14, 2008


Technology in 20 Minutes

Filed under: Technology, Events — Laurie Sauer @ 4:14 pm

The Knox College Library & The Office of Instructional Technology will be presenting a series of brown bag lunches this year featuring demonstrations and discussions of technology-based information products and services that enhance teaching and learning in the liberal arts.

These brown bag sessions will meet in Ferris Lounge from noon until 1:00.  Coffee, iced tea, and water will be provided. The schedule for this fall’s ‘Technology in 20 Minutes’ programs is:

  • Monday Sept 22:  What is RefWorks and how does it help you manage information? [handout-pdf]
  • Wednesday Oct 1st:  How to link to online articles for electronic reserves (or in a Moodle page) [handout-pdf]
  • Tuesday Oct 14th: Using Choice Reviews Online to select books for the library’s collections [handout-pdf]
  • Thursday Nov 6th:  What is RefWorks and how does it help you manage information? [handout-pdf]
  • Friday Nov 14th:  Using Choice Reviews Online to select books for the library’s collections [handout-pdf]

May 29, 2008


RefWorks Bibliographic Manager Trial

Filed under: Uncategorized, Technology — Laurie Sauer @ 2:13 pm

The Library has a trial of RefWorks until June 15th. RefWorks, a web-based product, is used to manage bibliographic references, store information about those reference, and to format notes and bibliographies. RefWorks also includes the RefShare component, which allows you to share bibliographies on the web.
For this trial period, access RefWorks (from on-campus only) at http://www.refworks.com/refworks. The first time you access RefWorks you need to create an account and register. Click on the link to “Sign up for an individual account” and register your account.

The RefWorks Quick Start Guide outlines what a new user needs to know to start using RefWorks. In addition, there is a RefWorks tutorial available within the program itself. To access this feature just click on the Tutorial link located at the top of each page, or go directly to http://www.refworks.com/tutorial.