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Information Technology: Citation

About RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create his/her own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. Users can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.


Note on User Categories: Existing Users and New Users


  • New Users of RefWorks
    • If you are new to Refworks (no Legacy account), you may start using New Refworks by creating an account :

Creating an Account:

Video Tutorials on RefWorks

In this brief introduction to RefWorks, you'll learn how to find and save references while doing your research, how to organize references once they're in RefWorks, and how to cite those references in your writing.


RefWorks is an online research tool to help you manage your references when writing and collaborating with fellow researchers. RefWorks organizes, stores, and shares all types of information, and can instantly create citations and bibliographies.

Watch full playlist on Getting Started with New RefWorks.

This 8-video-playlist will provide you all the necessary information on the main RefWorks features, such as functionality, exporting references, organizing them or writing with RefWorks.


See more details in the RefWorks User Guide.

This RefWorks training session will show how to edit citation styles, including editing styles for yourself or your institution using the Citation Style Editor in RefWorks, and editing styles for the open-source Citation Style Language project.

Watch full playlist on Advanced RefWorks Features.

This 3-video-playlist will guide you through some advanced RefWorks features: editing citation styles, collaboration & Projects.


See more details in the RefWorks User Guide.

Recommended Readings on Citation

Includes Information Literacy on What is Plagiarism, Why Cite, When to Cite, How to Cite Properly, Citation Styles, Citation Tools, and How to Check Plagiarism.