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An introduction to RefWorks, a web-based bibliography and citation manager that enables users to create their own personal database of citations by importing references from the library catalog, library databases, and elsewhere.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. These references can be used in writing papers and creating bibliographies which can be automatically formatted in seconds.

With RefWorks you can do the following:

  • Organize your resources by project, in folders, or with tags.
  • Create reference lists and annotated bibliographies with various citation styles.
  • Import citations directly and indirectly from the library's databases, Google Scholar or PubMed
  • Share citations and source lists for collaboration