Welcome to RefWorks
RefWorks is a reference management service that supports the needs of students, faculty and librarians. With an improved user experience, full-text management and collaboration features, RefWorks gives students and faculty a tool that enables a more efficient and reliable process for producing research papers.
- A modern interface that makes it easy to store and manage all of your references, together with your uploaded citations.
- References can include uploaded files, physical or electronic books or chapters cataloged in your institution, and citations on, or reference by, external web sites.
- View and annotate uploaded citations directly in RefWorks.
- Multiple options for filtering, organizing, tagging, searching, and sorting references. Includes tools to help edit references in bulk and to find and eliminate duplicate references.
- Multiple options for viewing lists of references, including features to help identify missing fields required for your bibliographic formats.
- Multiple citation styles for output, including a comprehensive ctation style editor to enable you to create new styles.
- On many websites, you can add references to RefWorks directly from their site. On any other website, you can easily add references using our Save to RefWorks bookmarklet.
- When enabled by your institution (see Configuring Site Settings) , you can synchronize RefWorks with Dropbox, in which case RefWorks automatically makes copies of your uploaded citations in your Dropbox account.
- Ability to configure single sign-on with your local institution.
|Bibliography Format||One of the formats defined by a citation style. Defines how the reference appears in a bibliography.|
|Citation||Contents that you (or someone else) want to refer to, view, hear, or read. Citations can be items in your local library, files that you upload, or books or articles.|
|Citation Format||One of the formats defined by a citation style. Defines how the reference appears when appearing inline in the document text.|
|Citation Style||Formats for how references appear in a document. Each style can define the following formats: bibliography format, citation (inline) format, footnote format.|
|Footnote Format||One of the formats defined by a citation style. Defines how the reference appears when appearing as a footnote or end note.|
|Ref ID||A unique reference ID for each reference in RefWorks.|
|Reference||An entry in RefWorks that describes a citation. For uploaded citations, the reference includes the uploaded citation. For electronic texts, videos, and other digital citations, the reference can include links to the citation.|
|Reference Type||The three major types of references are book, journal article, and generic. For the complete list, see Reference Types.|
Getting Help / Submitting Ideas to Ex Libris
- – Select the Help icon for the following options:
- Knowledge Center – select to open RefWorks documentation on the Ex Libris Knowledge Center.
- Video Tutorials – select to display several tutorial videos explaining RefWorks functionality
- Contact Support – select to open a support submission form where you can submit a support case to Ex Libris
- For information about upgrading from legacy RefWorks to new RefWorks, see Upgrading to the New RefWorks (User).
- Have a Suggestion – To submit a suggestion or idea to Ex Libris from within RefWorks, select Have a Suggestion? in the user menu.