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MHST 301: Introduction to Music Research and Writing

Get Started with RefWorks

1. Watch the following videos to learn how to set up a RefWorks account, export information about articles from databases to RefWorks, and generate citations using RefWorks.

Database Projects

  1. Google Form
  2. Google Sheets 
  3. FileMaker Pro (This is what I'm using)

Writing Software

  1. Scrivener
  2. Google Docs
  3. Google Sheets OR Microsoft Excel

Scrivener aims to serve serious writers. To that end, it provides extra features for managing long documents, and helps you organize the chapters, plot lines, characters, and general structure of your novel.

For example, with Scrivener, you can view your research and notes alongside the actual manuscript, and you can break up the text however you like. It acts more like a complete project manager for the whole writing process. You can also fine-tune all kinds of formatting options, including headers, footers, and footnotes. This extended level of control continues when you’re ready to export your work: Scrivener supports all the popular formats, including PDF and Microsoft Word.