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RefWorks: Introduction

Learn how to use this useful citation manager

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).



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


The RefWorks link will bring you the main page, which includes a list of all your references and folders. Options include adding and tagging references, placing them in collections, and creating bibliographies. Most databases allow you to export your citations to RefWorks, which automatically adds them to your list of references.