Exporting an Article From Google Scholar to RefWorks

Exporting from a Google Scholar article is very easy.

Find the article you wish to cite, click Import into RefWorks (appears below the article reference).

RefWorks will automatically open to the login page.RefWorks2

Login to RefWorks

Once you have logged in, RefWorks will put the citation in a last imported folder.

Import References

Click View Last Imported Folder to see the citation in RefWorks.

View Last ImportedViola! Your citation is now in RefWorks.  You may now add it to any folder with your other research references.


Can You Help Me Find This Article?

One of the most often asked questions the librarians hear is, “Can you help me find this article”? The student has a citation and is seeking access to the complete article. The library has a tool labeled “Find online journals by title” that will allow the user to locate full-text journals in the UDM databases. Here is how it works.

Let’s say you have the following citation and you’re looking for the full-text of the article.

Ashkin, Evan, and Anne Mounsey. “A spoonful of honey helps a coughing child sleep.” Journal of Family Practice. 62.3 (2013): 145-147. Sep. 2013.

From the library homepage, research.udmercy.edu, select the third tab, Articles,  Journals + Databases.

About half way down the page you’ll see “Find online journals by title”. Enter the name of the journal in that search box. For this example, the name of the journal is Journal of Family Practice. Click on Search.

We can see that the Journal of Family Practice is in multiple databases from 1989 to the present. The next step is to select one of the databases.

Then, locate the year in which the article you are looking for was published, in this example, 2013.

Then locate the volume and the issue. In this example, volume 62, issue 3. 

Click on that volume/issue then scroll down until you find the article. Click on the PDF link to open it up.

Julia Eisenstein, Librarian

Reading World News Online

newsWhether you’re looking for the latest information on how Detroit’s new mayor is dealing with crime in the city, or you want to know what government leaders in Baghdad are saying about the insurgents in neighboring Syria, newspapers are some of the best sources for information on current events.  The UDM Libraries provide online access to hundreds of local, national and international newspapers.  The Newsbank database includes articles from the Detroit News, Lansing State Journal, and over a hundred other Michigan newspapers, including several university newspapers.  (UDM’s Varsity News is available on its own website.) Newsbank also includes newspapers from around the country, such as the Denver Post, and from around the world such as The Shanghai Times and Brazil’s O Globo.

If you’re looking for the New York Times of The Times of London, check out the InfoTrac Newsstand database, and the Lexis Nexis Academic database provides even more to choose from.

To access any of the newspaper databases:

  • Click on the “Articles, Journals + Databases” tab on the research portalarticles tab
  • and then click on the “ALL” link that appears in front of the alphabet. ALL
  • Scroll down the alphabetical list of databases that appears and click on the database you prefer and start searching!

Jill Spreitzer, Librarian

See What The Library Has For You

Welcome back! It’s a new term and the library is at your service. Come see what we have to offer. Find materials  for your research needs.  Discover the thousands of electronic books accessible right from your computer – you don’t even have to come to the library to use them (though we would be happy to see you)! We also have databases for searching scholarly articles. Need to use a computer? We have over 50 and you can even print too. Explore our vast collection of audiobooks or choose from an array of music. Looking for a movie or two to watch (hopefully not during class)? We have an extensive collection of DVD’s. We have earbuds, scantrons, and flashdrives available for cheap. Make your paper look professional with our spiral binding system. Stop by the Simply To Go Cafe to grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Then find a place to study or hangout with your friends.  And last but certainly not least, the librarians are available to help you 24 hours a day either in person or online. See you soon!

Julia, Sandra, Jill S. – Librarians

Happy New Year!

happy new yearHappy New Year from the librarians! Are you refreshed and ready to tackle another term? The library re-opens tomorrow, January 2, 2014 at 9:00am.

What’s new for the new year at the library?

- Have you heard of LibGuides? Maybe not, but you’ve probably seen them. LibGuides organizes information on a web site. Coming soon, you’ll have access to discipline-specific information in the form of a Libguide. Check out a preview of the Nursing LibGuide by clicking on this link.


- Filed under everything old is new again, the Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published by the federal government since 1878. It is a comprehensive, authoritative collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States loaded with census information and tables of data. In 2011, the government decided to stop publishing it. Fortunately, ProQuest has brought it back both in print and online. Take a look by clicking on this link.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

-You heard it here first. One of our previous blogs described a new database called Nursing Education in Video. Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Coming this January, this database will have a whole new look. We will be purchasing this database from a new provider, MedCom-Trainex. It will have all the same videos we have now plus more current content. Our new subscription will be in place just in time for the start of the winter term.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to this blog for more research news in the coming year.

You Did It!

ACongratulations! You finished the fall term! All the homework assignments, the papers, the quizzes and the tests (not to mention the anxiety) are all behind you for this academic term. Now it’s just a question of finding out what your grades are. Give yourself a pat on the back! Relax and enjoy the holidays and we will see you right back here at the From the Research Desk blog with more tips and tools to help you accomplish your academic goals for the Winter term.

Overcoming Test Anxiety

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The Scream

Finals are upon you …

Tips for Combating Test Anxiety:

1. Be prepared – study over a few days or weeks time rather than pulling an all-nighter.

2. Practice good test taking skills

  • read the directions fully and carefully
  • answer the simple questions first then go back and complete the more difficult ones
  • if you can’t answer a question, skip it and come back to it later
  • for essay questions – start with an outline
  • note formulas in the margins so you won’t forget them

3. Think positive thoughts

4. Stay focused on the exam – don’t let yourself be distracted by others around you

5. Try to relax

  • practice deep breathing if you need to
  • chew gum, if allowed
  • make an effort to relax your muscles one at a time

6. Stay Healthy (exercise, sleep, eat nutritiously)

7. Don’t worry if other students finish their exams before you – there are no extra points awarded for finishing first



Good Luck!

Jill Turner, Librarian



Taking Sides

Opp View 1How many times have you heard “there’s two sides to every story”? With the popularity of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, it seems everyone has an opinion about everything these days. So where can you go to get intelligent information about controversial topics?

Try the database Opposing Viewpoints: In Context. This database covers the pro and con perspectives on over 13,000 issues from the legalization of marijuana to rap music to Wikileaks.  In addition to the pro/con arguments, Opposing Viewpoints has information on current events and special topics and contains interactive maps of statistical data.

Opp View 2By using the advanced search option, searches can be limited to full text documents and peer reviewed journals. Results are returned in such formats as news, audio, images, video, magazine, reference, academic journals or websites. You can search for over 100 document types from biographical information to market share reports to treaty information. You can even access primary sources such as speeches, interviews and transcripts.

To access Opposing Viewpoints:In Context,  go to the library portal page, research.udmercy.edu . Click on the third tab,  Article, Journals + Databases.

third tabUnder Find databases by title, select the letter O. Opposing Viewpoints is the second database. Click into it and enter into a world of controversy!

Julia Eisenstein, Librarian


Check out a cool new resource: Anatomy.TV

AnatomyTv homeThe UDM Library has a cool new resource: Anatomy.TV.

Anatomy TV is an online model of the human body.  Derived from real human data, Anatomy.tv provides over 5,000 interactive 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data, are clinical videos and text written by some of the world’s leading medical specialists. Finally, the quiz section lets you test your knowledge of anatomy.

The database is divided into sections:

  • Regional Anatomy
  • Surgery – (Knee Arthroplasty, Podiatric Medicine, and etc.)
  • Sports & Therapy – (Hand Therapy, Anatomy for Yoga, Resistance Training, Sports Injuries, and etc.)
  • Specialties – (Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Anatomy for Chiropractic, and more)

Located within the Student Area tab are instructions for How to Use Anatomy.TV. This is a great place to begin to make the best use of this cool resource.  Access to Anatomy.tv can be found under the database tab on the library homepage.

UDM subscribes and shares access to Anatomy TV with a number of other universities and colleges in Michigan.

Jill Turner, Librarian

24/7 Library Research Help

Can’t find the scholarly references you need for your research paper, but the library is closed? Don’t worry, librarians are available to help 24/7 through our Ask a Librarian chat service.

Look to the upper right of the re:search portal.  You’ll see a green box labeled “Ask a Librarian”.  Type a question into the bottom of the box and a librarian will answer.

When the library is open, you’ll be chatting with a UDM librarian. When the library is closed, you’ll be connected to a librarian from another Jesuit college or university, such as Gonzaga University or Boston College, or a librarian trained to answer college research questions. They will know that you are from UDM and will help you find the information you need using UDM library resources.

Or, if you’re not in a hurry, email your question to the reference desk (edesk@udmercy.edu) and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Jill Spreitzer, Librarian.

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