RefWorks as Pedagogy: Modeling Research As Scholarly Conversation

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


Room 100


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Presentation Description

Phyllis Mentzell Ryder and Bill Gillis incorporate RefWorks, the web-based bibliographic management tool, into the writing classroom. This faculty/librarian pair’s use of RefWorks encourages and promotes a sophisticated understanding of the research process and underscores critical pedagogical lessons that help students think about and use RefWorks as something more than a “bibliography generator.” By framing research rhetorically, students go beyond traditional research “skills” to engage their sources critically and put them in conversation with other sources, community organizations and documents, class readings, and their peers.


Bibliographic management tool, Writing and composition, Library-faculty collaboration, Research skills

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Oct 1st, 10:15 AM Oct 1st, 10:45 AM

RefWorks as Pedagogy: Modeling Research As Scholarly Conversation

Room 100

See presentation description.