Welcome to RefWorks
RefWorks is a reference management service that supports the needs of students, faculty and librarians. With a streamlined 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 CSL styles and a comprehensive citation style editor to enable you to create new styles.
- Add references to RefWorks directly from websites using direct export (when supported) or using the 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.
|List of references used in your document or research, whether or not they are cited in the document.
|One of the formats defined by a citation style. Defines how the reference appears in a bibliography.
|References cited in the body and/or end of your document or research.
|One of the formats defined by a citation style. Defines how the reference appears when appearing inline in the document text.
|Formats for how references appear in a document. Each style can define the following formats: bibliography format, citation (inline) 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.
|A unique reference ID for each reference in RefWorks.
|An entry in RefWorks that can be used to generate a citation. For uploaded files, the reference includes the uploaded file. For electronic texts, videos, and other digital sources, the reference can include links to the source.
|The three major types of references are book, journal article, and generic. For the complete list, see Reference Types.
Getting Help / Submitting Ideas
- Select the Help icon at the top right for the following options:
- Knowledge Center – Open RefWorks documentation on the Knowledge Center
- Contact Support – Open a support submission form to submit a support case
- To access the RefWorks video tutorial page, select the video icon in the utility toolbar.
- For information about upgrading from legacy RefWorks to (new) RefWorks, see Upgrading to RefWorks (User).
- Select Have a Suggestion from the user menu to submit a suggestion or idea from within RefWorks.