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Arrupe College

A Guide to library resources for the Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago.


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.

  • 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

Complete these RefWorks tutorials to learn the basics.

The Library has featured RefWorks because users have found it easy to use & subscribe to it.  But not everyone likes RefWorks –tastes and needs vary.  Here are three alternative resources that may better meet your research needs: