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RefWorks is a tool you can use to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  Read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. Using tools like "drag and drop" capability, "smart document recognition" and "Save To", upload documents, bibliographic metadata, and capture research from websites into your own personal research database which is saved on the web.  Also use RefWorks to create simple bibliographies and papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes.

Use the link here if you are still using Traditional Refworks.  Please consider moving to New RefWorks as we can not guaranty continued availability for traditional RefWorks.

Access New RefWorks

Connect to the New Refworks here

If you don't have an account yet, you can create one.

RefWorks Tutorials

Complete these RefWorks tutorials to learn the basics.

Video

RefWorks Fundamentals Videos -- shows the basic features of RefWorks including creating your database, managing your references and generating bibliographies.

RefWorks Advanced Features Videos -- demonstrates additional ways to add references to your database, editing multiple references, using the back and restore feature, advanced searching and more.

Sharing Your References in RefWorks Videos -- learn how to share a folder or your entire RefWorks database, how to set up various options and permissions and more.

RefWorks Output Style Editor Videos -- find out how to navigate the Output Style Preview utility and how to update an existing output style.

RefWorks Fundamentals User Workbook -- A self-directed study guide with exercises that reinforce the topics covered in RefWorks Fundamentals video series.

RefWorks Advanced User Workbook -- A self-directed study guide with exercises for features/functions not covered in the Fundamentals tutorial or workbook.  Features include:  Global Edit, Advanced Search/Saved Searches, Duplicate Checking, My List and more.

Overview of the New RefWorks

New RefWorks Features

RefWorks Overview

  • Collect and Import – With RefWorks it is simple and fast, to collect or import materials. Auto completion of reference data and retrieval of full text saves time and ensures accurate citations.
  • Manage Research – RefWorks enables users to organize, read, and annotate everything they collect and import.
  • Share and Collaborate – RefWorks smoothly allows users to share collections and collaborate with others.
  • Write and Cite – RefWorks is accurate, delivering thousands of customizable citation styles to use within authoring tools.
  • Streamlined Workflows – RefWorks makes research management and paper-writing easy with streamlined workflows that increase productivity.  

New RefWorks Features:

 

Information and unique features in New RefWorks:

  • New RefWorks makes it easier to collect and manage your full-text documents.
  • New RefWorks is more compatible with Proquest databases, increasing accuracy and comprehensiveness of records.
  • Unique features in New RefWorks::  
    • auto-completion of references 
    • save pages from the web and from popular research websites
    • automated recognition of uploaded documents
    • share documents with collaborative annotation (ability to highlight and add notes) as well as various levels of sharing (read-only, annotate, modify)
    • built-in document reading, with zoom capability
    • supports PDF and Office files
    • read saved web pages  stripped of ads and navigation
    • Google Docs Add-in for writing and formatting paper
    • The new RefWorks makes it easy to collaborate with others on joint projects.

Learning more about New Refworks

Other Options

If Refworks does not  meet your needs, here are other options for research and citation management tools.

RefWorks Quick Start Guides in other Languages

 These guides illustrate some of the basic features of RefWorks in a concise, printable handout.  There are Quick Start Guides in the following languages (click on the language to open).  (Note:  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader):