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Using RefWorks: Introduction

A tutorial for using our RefWorks bibliographic management software.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a software application that manages citations and creates bibliographies. Rowan University Libraries has purchased a license for RefWorks, so everyone who is affiliated with Rowan University (students, faculty, and staff) can use it for free.

We are in the process of transitioning to the newest version of RefWorks - see bottom of this page for more information.

Using this guide

If you're new to RefWorks, start by viewing the video tutorial to the right.

If you're looking for more advanced information, go to the appropriate page of this guide below.

Exporting Citations

Creating a Bibliography

In-text citations

Advanced RefWorks

How do I get to RefWorks?

You can find RefWorks on the library website under Databases A-Z on the "R" page, and under Quick Links on the library home page.

Coming soon: the New RefWorks!

ProQuest acquired RefWorks earlier this year and has updated the product extensively. It now has many of the features of ProQuest bibliographic databases. After signing in with your current RefWorks account, use the link in the top left corner (see picture below) to launch the new version and move your files to it.

Getting Started with RefWorks

Before using RefWorks for the first time, you must create an account by selecting the "Sign up for a new account" link on the Login page. In order for RefWorks to recognize you as a Rowan user, you must be on campus or logged into the campus portal.

This video tutorial shows you how to get started using RefWorks.