Naomi is looking into softwares that will help our students manage and keep track of references etc. and wanted me to look at what the vendors are offering here at ALA. So far I have found Endnote at the Thomson/ISI booth and Refworks. Both have web-based versions that could sit on the network, be accessible both on and off campus, enable students and faculty to create their own accounts and folders to keep reference in. Both work with MSWord. Refworks also works with Blackboard (version 7) and also includes some nice sharing features. I am still on the look out for others.
Our basic point here is to find something that works with our databases and relieves students of the need to laboriously format citations.