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RefWorks: Introduction



RefWorks is a web-based research management tool that allows users to:

  • build and manage personal citation databases;
  • import references from various databases available via the Library;
  • generate bibliographies in a variety of citation styles;
  • create in-text references and footnotes within MS Word by using Write-N-Cite; and
  • export bibliographies in several document types (e.g. Word, RTF, HTML).


First-time users are required to sign up for an individual account. It is recommended that you do not use your ITSC login and password for security reasons. Please also see FAQ - System Requirements.

You need to enter a group code if you are not logged into the University's network.

Learning Vidoes & Manual

  1. RefWorks on YouTube - these online videos will walk you through from RefWorks basics to all advance features.
  2. RefWorks Help File - A complete instruction manual for RefWorks 2.0.

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