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RefWorks: In-Depth Help: Home

If you want to learn how to use RefWorks on your own, this guide has all the info you need.

What is RefWorks?

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RefWorks is an online research/citation management tool that allows you to collect, store, and manage information.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • create your own database of references;
  • export references from article databases and from the Web;
  • generate in-text citations and bibliographies

RefWorks Handout

Guide Credit

Props to Larissa Garcia of National-Louis University for creating this guide. I adapted it for UT Arlington with her permission. 

Getting Started with RefWorks

Accessing RefWorks: Click here to access RefWorks.

Or from the Library's Homepage, go to Databases A-Z, then click on R, then RefWorks

Creating an Account: New users must first create an individual account in order to use RefWorks:

  1. Click on Sign up for a New Account.
  2. Fill in all fields, including your email address (which does not need to be your UTA email).
  3. Click on Create Account

NOTE: A confirmation email will be sent to you with your user name, login name, and password. The Group Access Code for using the Write-N-Cite plug-in can be found here.