RefWorks can be used to:
- Create a searchable database of reference citations
- Create folders to organize your references
- Automatically insert references into papers, manuscripts or other documents
- Format references and bibliographies in a variety of styles
- Organize and share your references
How do I get started with RefWorks?
The blue tabs at the top of the page will guide you through setting up your account, importing references, using RefWorks for papers, and troubleshooting errors. If at any time you need additional help, don't hesistate to Ask a Librarian.
In addition to the Getting Started tips found in this guide, you can also refer to online help provided by RefWorks:
Using a Mac? Be sure to read our Mac Users' page before you start to avoid potential problems.
RefWorks released a new version of Write-N-Cite for PCs and Macs in January 2013. The new version (Write-N-Cite 4.2) has fixed many of the bugs associated with Write-N-Cite 4, including:
- Improved synching with RefWorks account
- Fixed problems with formatting and styles in Word
- Updated user interface for adding new citations
For more information about using Write-N-Cite 4.2, click on the Write-N-Cite tab at the top of this guide, or click here.
How do I set up my alumni RefWorks account?
Setting Up an Alumni Account
If you already have a Refworks account: Under the Tools menu pick "Update User Information". Change your Type of User to "alumni", then click Update.
Whether you already have a Refworks account or not, contact us via Ask a Librarian and provide your name, your Refworks account name (if any), the year you graduated, and the degree you earned. We will verify your alumni status and reply to you with the group code and (if necessary) how to set up an account .
RefWorks released a new version of Write-N-Cite in January 2013. Find out more information about the new version:
On This Page
Need a Group Code?
Click the link below to get the group code:
You will be prompted to enter your ONYEN and password.