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Citation Management with RefWorks — About RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to...Logo for RefWorks

  • save and organize references to all types of sources
  • collect digital copies of sources, such as PDF files
  • share reference libraries collaboratively with other users
  • create bibliographies in a wide range of citation formats
  • cite sources automatically in Microsoft Word and Google Docs

How can I access my existing RefWorks account or create a new account?

Should I use it?

Organizing and citing sources can be challenging. RefWorks can help! Like any tool, it has a learning curve, but it's fairly intuitive and free to use. There is plenty of online documentation, and librarians can assist you with it, so it may be a good choice for you.

What if my references are already in Legacy RefWorks (or another citation management tool)?

It's relatively easy to export your references from another tool, like Legacy RefWorks. Again, there is online documentation and your librarians can help.

It's essential to note that any documents you've created using Write-N-Cite and Legacy RefWorks will not be compatible with RefWorks. You'll need to create new documents and insert new citations using RefWorks. If you used RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) in conjunction with Legacy RefWorks, your documents can be upgraded to RefWorks. Contact us for assistance with this.

Help with Citation Management

Questions about managing your citations? There are resources on the Help tab of this guide, and you can also contact me for assistance!

Citation Management Specialist

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Hilary Kraus
At present, I am on medical leave. I anticipate being back at work on July 11. If you need assistance while I'm away, you can contact our ask-a-librarian service. For urgent inquiries, please contact Sam Boss, head of Research Services.