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CLNR 552: Scientific Communication- Online Class: Tutorials & Assignment

This guide is designed to point Distance Education CLNR 552 students toward library resources.

Show Me!- PubMed & RefWorks Videos

PubMed Tutorials

RefWorks & Plagiarism Activities

Watch all the tutorials on the library guide regarding PubMed, RefWorks, and Write-N-Cite. These tutorials are very helpful and tell you exactly how to go about doing your assignment.   Using the tutorials as your guide, search PubMed to find the following types of articles on your disease topic.  Choose your articles carefully as you may want to use them for some of the later assignments in this class.  This activity will give you a jump start to your research for later this semester! Be sure to include all recent articles (2 years and recent) if possible as many of your assignments this semester will be on recent research.

RefWorks Activity

Find one article on each of the following, download to RefWorks, and then generate a bibliography in a word document.

  1. Phase 1 article
  2. Phase 2 article
  3. Phase 3 article
  4. Phase 4 article
  5. Pre-clinical article
  6. Review article
  7. Meta-analysis

Plagiarism Activity

Watch the video on plagiarism under the plagiarism tab.  Complete the discussion board posts regarding plagiarism and complete the quiz found under week 2 on blackboard when you have completed the video.


Importing Citations to RefWorks from PubMed

  1. Conduct your search in Pubmed.
  2. Mark the records you wish to export.  Note: To export all the citations, do not mark any records.
  3. From Send to, select Citation manager and click the Create File button.
  4. Navigate to the local drive and directory where you want to save the file and save the file in the *.nbib format.
  5. Log in to RefWorks.
  6. Select + Import references from the toolbar..
  7. To Import from a file, select the .nbib file you saved to your computer.
  8. The file will be imported as NLM PubMed.
  9. Click Import.
  10. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

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