What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a citation management system that allows you to save, store, and manage bibliographic citations, and also to generate bibliographies in over 300 different citation styles. RefWorks is available free to Le Moyne students and faculty through the Library subscription.
Most of the Library's research databases allow direct export of records into RefWorks. It is also possible to link directly to the full text of any articles in your own RefWorks account if they are available online through the Library.
Please contact Tom Keays at firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-4322 if you are interested in an instruction session for your class or seminar. Tom is also available by apporintment for individual consultation.
RefWorks and Write-N-Cite support a large number of citation styles beyond APA, Chicago, MLA, and CSE, including styles specific to a variety of journals and organizations.
For more information about using citation styles correctly, check out the style guides available online and in print from from the Library.
Video Tutorial: Learn RefWorks in 20 Minutes
The RefWorks YouTube channel offers several series of training videos:
Learn RefWorks in 20 Minutes – gets you started with creating an account and logging in, adding references using direct export, organizing references in folders, creating a bibliography, and using Write-N-Cite.
RefWorks Fundamentals – various ways to import citations into RefWorks, managing references in folders, and the One Line/Cite View method.
RefWorks Advanced – advanced methods to add references including RefGrab-It and importing using RSS feeds, search features, using MyList in RefWorks, and backing up and restoring your account.
Sharing References – how to share references with others including working with shared references.
RefWorks Output Style Editor – learn how to customize existing bibliographic output styles or create your own using the Output Style Editor.
RefWorks has helper tools for using citations in papers, citing web pages, and sharing your citation lists.