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A comprehensive guide on using RefWorks. Includes directions and tutorials.

What Is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create, organize, and manage your citations. References can be imported from the library catalogue OneSearch, online databases, text files, websites and more. We recommend that if you do not already have an account, that you sign-up for New RefWorks.

Even with a citation manager, you always want to double-check your citations. Get help with citation styles here.

How Can RefWorks Help Me?

  • You can pull information about articles, books, and other sources right from the library, databases, and websites while you search.
  • You can upload or link to full documents to easily find later.
  • You can organize your sources in projects and folders for specific classes and research papers.
  • You can create in-text citations and bibliographies (reference lists/works cited lists) in Word or copy and paste to Google Docs. 
  • You can use choose from dozens of style that are available, including common styles like MLA, ALA, Chicago, and specialized styles like AMA.

Refworks Introduction

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