Create a reference list / bibliography (RefWorks)
Besides the legacy version of RefWorks, the new version is available with long-term support.
ATTENTION: do NOT use the same password for this new account as for a previous one. If you do this, your database will automatically be converted to the new RefWorks; this can cause problems when you are still working on documents that are linked to that database.
View the manual for transferring references from the old RefWorks to the new RefWorks.
Links and more information
- Log in to RefWorks (old version)
- Create a new RefWorks account (old version)
- RefWorks manual
- RefWorks LibGuide (new version)
- RefWorks video tutorials (old and new version)
- Online course Write 'n Cite
- Short presentation
- Converting from other bibliographic management programs
- Procedure for importing an unformatted bibliography into RefWorks
- How to import references into RefWorks from a database that has no direct export to RefWorks?
- APA citation guide
- RefWorks tab not visible in MS Word: Is the RefWorks tab not visible in MS Word? Go to File > Options > Add-ins > click on Write-N-Cite > then click on the Start button at the bottom behind "Manage: COM-addins" > finally tick Write-N-Cite and click OK.
- On HHs laptops, the Word add-on Write-N-Cite does not work. The alternative is to work on a private computer with the new RefWorks account and use the new Word add-on RCM (RefWorks Citation Manager) or via Google Docs. See the following overview to see which MS Office and Windows/MAC systems work with the RefWorks add-ons.
Including a literature list of books and articles used in a report is mandatory. Otherwise, you are committing plagiarism. There are a number of rules that must be followed when referring to the literature used.
RefWorks lets you create a literature list and incorporate citations into the text from our databases with only a few clicks. Without RefWorks, you will have to manually enter all references, even when using the APA reference tool in MS Word. That costs both time and effort. If you use RefWorks, you will have more time to devote to the contents of your assignment or thesis. The library has a license for RefWorks and offers both workshops and support for this tool.
RefWorks allows you to:
- Collect and save literature references and to export references from databases. For databases without a direct export option to RefWorks, you can use Google Scholar or Worldcat. You can also enter references manually.
- Manage literature references by organising them in folders, where you can assign keywords, deduplicate and search.
- Share literature references with others using shared folders or shared RefWorks accounts.
- Generate a literature list, with a choice of various styles (APA, MLA, Vancouver, Harvard, etc.).
- Use the add-on Write-N-Cite to incorporate quotes in the text.
APA source acknowledgement
The APA style is the most commonly used style at the university of applied sciences. The APA citation guide contains numerous examples and explanations of how to incorporate quotes within the text and to create a literature list according to APA standards.
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The person to contact for issues concerning RefWorks: Niloufar Soekhai, firstname.lastname@example.org