Writing your Thesis: Templates, Formatting, Alerts and References

Writing your Thesis: Templates, Formatting, Alerts and References

Writing your Thesis: Templates, Formatting, Alerts and References

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UW thesis template and MS Word Formatting features Style sheets Troubleshooting References

Citation styles Citation management software RefWorks Write-N-Cite Alerts (the last of your research)

WLRC thesis template link GIVS thesis template link uWaterloo Thesis Template

Thesis_Tools menu (find under Add-Ins tab) Macros enabled - save to Templates folder Thesis template efficiently formats document headings, tables, figures, and table of contents

Manuscript thesis Do you have a number of smaller chapters or publications? Amalgamate files by selecting the Insert tab

then Object/Text from File. references Citation Styles Guides in the Reference Section

Ask us! Citation Management Software RefWorks Mendeley

EndNote Others? Citing with RefWorks 1.

Get citations 2. Organize folders in RefWorks

3. Add in-text citations to a Word document 4.

Choose and format your citation style 5. Render the document to create the bibliography

1. Getting Citations a. Export from database b.

Save file from database c. Pull source from Google Scholar

d. Edit reference record

Manually input citations Accessing Research Databases 1. Getting Citations a. Export from database

Example: Scopus 1. Getting Citations a. Export from database

Example: Scopus 1. Getting Citations a. Export from database Example: Scopus

1. Getting Citations b. Save file from database Example: PubMed

1. Getting Citations b. Save file from database Example: PubMed 1. Getting Citations

b. Save file from database File type: .nbib Example: PubMed

1. Getting Citations b. Save file from database Example: PubMed

1. Getting Citations b. Save file from database Example: PubMed Usually found in the

downloads folder 1. Getting Citations b. Save file from database Example: PubMed

1. Getting Citations c. Pull sources from Google Scholar Use when: A. You have an existing article/paper you want

to add to RefWorks Title/author search B. You are using Google Scholar to search Keyword search

1. Getting Citations c. Pull sources from Google Scholar 1. Getting Citations c. Pull sources from Google Scholar

1. Getting Citations c. Pull sources from Google Scholar 1. Getting Citations c. Pull sources from Google Scholar

You may have to edit the record to make sure it is accurate. 1. Getting Citations d. Manually input citation

Your Turn Create and account with RefWorks Add a reference from Scopus or Google Scholar 2. Organize Folders in RefWorks

1. Select article 2. Move them into a new or existing folder

2. Organize Folders in RefWorks View folders 3. Add in-text citations to a Word document a. One line/ Cite view (online)

I. copy II. paste b. Write-n-cite (off-line) I.

Add 3. Add in-text citation to a Word document a. One line/ Cite view i. copy

3. Add in-text citation to a Word document a. One line/ Cite view ii. Paste 4. Choose and edit citation style

4. Choose and edit citation style 5. Render the document to create bibliography 5. Render the document to create bibliography

Write-n-cite Add-in for Word Automates the entry of in-text citations into the document

Write-n-cite Write-n-cite Your Turn Add a citation into a Word document

Create a final version of a document See sample document on WLRC website alerts TOC Saved search

TOC Alert Journal of your choice Be alerted to new issues from their website Register for an account (free) with an email address Example: Ophthalmology

Saved Search Alert Search a database (for anything! a topic, an author, etc.) Save your search

Be notified anytime a new article fits your search criteria Register for an account (free) with an email address

Example: PubMed Cited Reference Search Alert

Find articles that cite a previously published paper Be notified when new articles have cited that previously published paper

Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar Register for an account (free) with an email address Example: Scopus

Practice TOC Saved Search Cited Reference Search

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