Month: January 2020

Updated Version of RefWorks Now Available

Managing the citations for a research project doesn’t need to be complicated. RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that can help you create a personal database of resources, keep them easily organized, and integrate them into your work. The University Libraries have provided subscription access to RefWorks since 2005.

ProQuest RefWorks Logo

This semester, we will be transitioning from the older, legacy version of RefWorks to the new, updated version of RefWorks. The new version provides a simplified experience, streamlines workflows, and provides better access to share collections and collaborate with others on projects. The new version also improves on the Write-N-Cite feature, which integrates citations into a paper and generates bibliographies based on the references cited.

To provide a smooth transition, the University Libraries are offering nine workshops that provide hands-on instruction to transfer your content from the legacy RefWorks to the new version. Register now for a RefWorks workshop at

For more information about the new RefWorks, to create a new account, and find step-by-step instructions, visit our guide at or email

Blind Date with a Book

Open book with red hearts inside

Our Blind Date with a Book event will return this year from February 3rd – February 21st (while supplies last) on the shelves of the Popular Reading Collection, on our first floor between Starbucks and the Group Study Room. We’ve wrapped up popular titles, so you won’t be able to judge them by their covers. You’ll have to rely on the emoji clues to choose a book, read it, and tell us what you think. You might be surprised which ones you’ll enjoy when you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Here’s how to play:

  • Pick up a wrapped book from our Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of Dunbar Library.
  • Check it out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Take it home.
  • Unwrap it.
  • READ IT!
  • Take a picture of yourself with your “date” at our Selfie Station in the Group Study Room from February 10– 14.
  • Feel free to tag us on Social Media @dunbarlibrary #blinddatewithabook

We’ll see you February 3rd to get “set up” with your next great read!

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change

Ohio Women Vote exhibit panel one

Check out the new exhibit on the second floor of Dunbar Library on loan from the Ohio History Connection, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change, is a traveling exhibit in celebration/commemoration of the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and will be up through Feb. 29th. The display contains twelve standing panels featuring the stories and voices of Ohio women from varied backgrounds who participated in the early days of the suffrage movement before the Civil War through the present day. Quotes from articles, speeches, books, letters and oral history interviews allow the women to speak in their own voices to educate us on their engagement in voting and citizenship over time.

Exhibit content, and accompanying curricular material, was curated and designed by Ohio History Connection staff and the production of the exhibit panels was funded by Ohio Humanities.  Wrights State’s CELIA, (Collaborative Education Leadership and Innovation in the Arts) is responsible for bringing the exhibit to campus. It will be on display through the end of February, 2020.

If you would like to learn how the exhibit was put together, take a look at the Ohio History Connections blog post here!

Meet Alexander Sanford, Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian

The University Libraries are pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff, Alexander Sanford.  As the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Alexander will advance the University Libraries’ scholarly communications efforts and will work to add scholarly and historical content to our institutional repository, CORE Scholar.

Alexander holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart and Smith Colleges and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.  During his graduate work, Alexander served as a Digital Scholarship Intern at Duquesne University and was the managing editor for the Slavic & East European Information Resources Journal.  Alexander also served as the president of the Student Chapter of the American Library Association.  Please welcome Alexander Sanford to Wright State and the Digital Initiatives and Repository Services Department.