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Creating accts in databases vs. in RefWorks

Decide where you want to store your references--in the database folder system or in RefWorks, or both.


When using SocINDEX, or for any other EBSCO database you use for other courses, you can establish a personalized account known as MyEBSCOhost. You can create permanent, custom folders there to store your article citations in them. See a link to Sign in at the top right of the screen.  Once there, look for Create a new Account. You can opt at any time to export citations over into RefWorks, a powerful tool to help you create in-text citations and reference lists in your paper's word document with a few clicks!


ProQuest's My Research

My Research tab is the means by which you can create an account in order to keep citations in folders and share folders. Once there, look for a link of  Create a My Research account. You can choose to work separately between ProQuest and RefWorks or be logged into both at the same time! Tutorial


What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a citation management system that allows you to save, store, and manage bibliographic citations, and also to generate bibliographies in over 300 different citation styles. RefWorks is available free to Le Moyne students and faculty through the Library subscription.

Most of the Library's research databases allow direct export of records into RefWorks. It is also possible to link directly to the full text of any articles in your own RefWorks account if they are available online through the Library.



A Word About JSTOR

JSTOR contains the back volumes of scholarly journals and was created so that college libraries could create space in their facilities by withdrawing their gigantic bound journal collections from the past years.  As such, JSTOR does not have the current 3 to 5 years of a journal.

Even so, JSTOR is a rich, searchable, full-text database. One way sociology students my find it helpful is to view all the journal titles under the SOCIOLOGY group to not only to identify the top peer-reviewed journals in the field, but also to limit a search to that group.

Be sure to follow up any JSTOR searches with a search in the current databases of EBSCO's Academic Search Elite and Proquest's Research in order to find articles from the past 3 to 5 years. If you identify a particular journal that tends to publish on your topic, you CAN limit a search to only that journal in EBSCO, ProQuest, or JSTOR.

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