August 23, 2004

RefWorks Service to be Continued

refworks logoThe University Libraries is pleased to announce that we will continue to subscribe to RefWorks, the web-based citation management program. Since the inception of the pilot program in October 2003, over 3000 students, staff, and faculty at the University have created their own personal RefWorks database.

A web-based bibliographic management application such as RefWorks allows users to create their own personal database by either importing references from online databases or adding them manually via a template. Your references may be accessed from any computer that is linked to the Internet.

When writing papers, references may be transferred from RefWorks into the paper, and both the in-text citations and the references may be formatted in seconds. A large variety of styles, such as APA, CBE, Chicago, JAMA, and Vancouver, are available. Items saved in RefWorks may also be transferred to and from other citation managers such as EndNote, Pro-Cite and Reference Manager.

To initiate your RefWorks database and learn more about this product go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/. Please contact the Bio-Medical Library's Reference Desk at (612) 626-3260 or email medref@umn.edu for assistance with RefWorks.

Posted by biomednews at 12:22 PM

August 06, 2004

Kathy Robbins Retires from the Bio-Medical Library

kathyrobbins8-4-04.jpgKathy Robbins retired from the Bio-Medical Library after 15 years of extraordinary service on August 6, 2004. During her tenure at the Bio-Medical Library, Kathy has been a reference librarian and Coordinator of Reference Desk Services, has been responsible for collection development and faculty liaison to the Medical School departments of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, and has actively participated in the Library’s instructional program.

Kathy began her career as a librarian at the Bio-Medical Library in 1989, after earning her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to becoming a librarian, Kathy was a forest pathologist for the U.S. Forest Service. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in Forest Pathology from Duke University.

Kathy intends to embark on a third career of volunteerism, political action and doing all of those things one wants to do in life that work interferes with. Please join me in congratulating Kathy and wishing her well in her new adventures.

- Jim Beattie

Posted by biomednews at 04:52 PM