This is the "Introduction" page of the "Using RefWorks" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Learn how to use this useful citation manager
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Introduction Print Page

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is an online citation manager. The usefulness of RefWorks is enhanced by the numerous databases and catalogs that allow you to export citations of articles, books, and other resources into RefWorks for storing and managing. RefWorks is able to generate bibliographies of citations in a variety of formats (e.g., APA, Turabian, MLA).

Consider using Flow, the next level of citation management brought to you by RefWorks (you can import refworks citations into Flow; It not only loads the citations but, in some cases, the full text resources as well. Some of the features of Flow are still in development.


Getting Started

The first time you use Refworks, you will need to create an account. Your account will allow you to store citations indefinitely for repeated use.

If you are asked for a group code, use RWUWestFlor

  • RefWorks
    A citation manager that imports and manages bibliographic information in addition to creating bibliographies in desired styles. More information may be found on the RefWorks research guide ( Consider using Flow, a new alternative to citation management (you can import refworks citations into Flow;


The home page in RefWorks lists references and provides tabs and links to add references, organize folders, search references, and create bibliographies:


    Loading  Loading...