New Research Tools

  • RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. Being web-based means no software to download and update, and you can access your personal account from any computer connected to the internet.

    RefWorks helps you to:
    • Organize your research and create a personal database online
    • Include citations while you write your paper
    • Build a bibliography in a variety of format/styles See list
    • Import references from a variety of databases using the already created import filters
    • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

    In order to use RefWorks, you must create your own login and password.


    For more information, please see the Quick Start Guide (pdf) and/or the Tutorial.


  • Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar results now include links to Brown University Library resources. These links will appear automatically if you search from an on-campus computer; off-campus you must go to "Scholar Preferences" and search for "Brown". Please note that you must also log into your VPN client or to EZPROXY if you are off-campus.

    The Brown links appear as:

    • Find It @ Brown Full Text at the end of the article title if the Library subscribes to full text or
    • Find It @ Brown to search the Library's catalog or place an interlibrary loan request.

      See screenshots | Go to Google Scholar
      For further information see Google Scholar FAQ