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Research Guide for Preparing a Literature Review


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What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based tool that helps you manage citations, create bibliographies, and import references from databases. It can convert stored citations into formatted bibliographies. Formatting styles include APA, Chicago, and MLA.

Why RefWorks? Comparison chart with other bibliographic managers.


You can connect to RefWorks from the Libraries' home page. To store your citations, you are required to register with the site. Creating an account is free.

  • Group Code: If you are prompted to login by first proving a subscriber group code, ask at a Reference Desk.

Creating Formatted Bibliographies

To generate a reference list, use the Bibliography menu and select your desired output style.

Getting Help

An extensive RefWorks Quick Start Guide is available for your convienence. Please refer to the RefWorks Tutorial Page and RefWorks help pages for additional information on using RefWorks, and Ask a Librarian for more help with RefWorks.