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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.

Creating an Account

To create a new account with RefWorks, use the following steps: 

1. Access RefWorks using the following link You can also access RefWorks via the library's database page under the letter "R" in the A to Z list. 

2. You will be routed to the RefWorks sign-up page. Choose "Create Account" at the bottom of the window.

RefWorks sign in

3. Use your Connecticut College email to complete your RefWorks profile and begin using RefWorks.



Choosing an Alternate Password

Choosing an Alternate Password for your RefWorks Account

 If you have already created an account using the Connecticut College institutional log-in option, then choosing an alternate password for your account will allow you to login to RefWorks for Google Docs and RefWorks Citation Manager for Microsoft Word using your Connecticut College institutional log-in and this alternate password. Currently, these integrations do not sync with the Connecticut College institutional sign-in page. 

To set up an alternate password for your RefWorks account, use the following steps:

1. Click on your name in the top right corner in your RefWorks online dashboard and go to Settings.

2. Scroll to the Alternate Password section and click on Set alternate password.

3. Create an alternate password that is at least 6 characters for your RefWorks account and click on Save.