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RefWorks

RefWorks is a bibliographic citation management tool. This guide provides help using RefWorks.

Connect to RefWorks

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To create an account: Go to the RefWorks login page, and click the "Create account" link. It's a subscription service, but there's no charge because you're covered under NYU's site license.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based tool for capturing references when searching catalogs, databases, Google, etc.  Features include the ability to organize references with folders and tags, upload the metadata from a PDF, edit references and add notes, and share references. You can also generate in-text citations to insert into your paper and create a bibliography automatically according to your chosen style (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

Screenshot of RefWorks interface with handwritten labels explaining different buttons and features