Research Guides

Cite Your Sources

Use this guide for help creating and managing citations throughout the research and writing process.

Introduction to RefWorks

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to import citations directly from library databases, create bibliographies, and format your bibliography and in-text citations while you write in Microsoft Word.

Getting Started with RefWorks

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To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to and click on the “Create account” link.

  2. Fill in your information making sure to use your institutional email address (you can’t sign up with,, etc.).  

Once you activate your account (you'll receive an email with a link to complete the registration process), you’ll get access immediately and can get started managing your documents.

Support for RefWorks can be found in these resources:

Exporting to RefWorks from Library Databases

Example: direct export of citation from EBSCO database.

Example of direct export to RefWorks