What is RefWorks?

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A quick overview of the citation management tool, RefWorks.

A quick overview of the citation management tool, RefWorks.

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  • 1. Use RefWorks to Organize Your Scholarship
    A Quick Overview
  • 2. RefWorks is…
    “…an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily store, gather, manage, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies”.
    http://www.refworks.com/
  • 3. Citation Management Tool
    Create an account. Off-campus students need to contact the library for the VU Group Code.
    Search databases, catalogs, and web pages.
    Export or import citations from research.
    Create files to store information.
    Generate bibliographies from filed citations.
  • 4. Writing Tool
    Manually choose a citation style according to your discipline and create a bibliography.
    Download Write-N-Cite from Tool Menu.
    Use tool to format an in-text citation in Word while adding it to the reference list as you write.
  • 5. Collaboration Tool
    Share all research with anyone or share only 1 folder using the module RefShare.
    The recipient does not need a RefWorks account to view the links emailed.
  • 6. Fundamental Information
    Fundamentals Workbook: http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/help/RefWorks_Fundamentals_User_Workbook.pdf
    Advanced Features Workbook http://www.refworks.com/Refworks/help/RefWorks_Advanced_Features_User_Workbook.pdf
    Reference Desk: reference@viterbo.edu, 608-796-3270.