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A comprehensive guide on using RefWorks. Includes directions and tutorials.
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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What is RefWorks?

is a web-based bibliography and database manager which allows you to create your own personal database. References can be imported from the library catalog, online databases, text files, websites and more.

Why Use RefWorks?

  • Gather, store, manage, and share references or citations.
  • Generate bibliographies in numerous citation formats such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and many others.
  • Store references online and have access to them anywhere using your web browser.

Tutorials & Guides

Have questions? We've got answers.

In Summer 2011, RefWorks updated its interface to be more intuitive and easy to use. If you have questions about how to accomplish a task using RefWorks 2.0, consult one of the following resources or look at the "How To..." tab above.  

Learn to Use 2.0 in 20 Minutes
Click "Playback" to watch a webinar introduction to the basics of RefWorks.

RefWorks Tutorials
Short tutorials walk you through each step of every function. Choose the one you need.

RefWorks 2.0 Quick Start Guide (PDF)

RefWorks Online Help

Schedule of Workshops

RefWorks workshops are scheduled throughout the term. They're an hour long, they're led by a librarian expert, and they don't require advance registration: Just drop in!

Click here to view this quarter's schedule


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