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Reference management service
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The RefWorks® reference manager is perfect for institutions that want students and researchers to produce better, more accurate papers. RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management. RefWorks provides round-the-clock support, and empowers library administrators to define institutional reference list styles and analyze usage across the institution.

RefWorks Toolkits

Check out all the support materials you will need to get started and stay informed about RefWorks. From new datasheets, user guides, customizable posters, release notes to RefWorks YouTube video Channel.

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Idea Exchange

Help us improve RefWorks by telling us what you’d like to see: add your suggestions to the Refworks Ideas Exchange.

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Future Updates

To stay informed of new feature releases in RefWorks visit our release notes page.

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Collect and import

Find, access, and capture research materials from virtually any source and in any format. Auto-completion of reference data and retrieval of full text saves time and ensures accurate citations.

Manage research

Unify materials in one central workspace to facilitate storage and reuse, and take advantage of powerful tools such as tags, folders, full-text searching, and deduplication, to access and organize references with ease.

Share and collaborate

Organize, read, annotate and highlight full-text documents individually or share privately with members of your institution or with any RefWorks user in a collaborative environment.

Extend library impact

Enhance library’s contribution to research and student success with a fully supported reference management service, enabling library admins to set and disseminate institutional styles, analyze usage, and manage copyright compliance.


Works seamlessly as part of leading writing tools like Microsoft Word and Google Docs, and compatible with a wide range of file formats.


A browser-based interface provides the same experience regardless of the platform.


No syncing or installation required! A cloud-based service provides unlimited storage.


Integrates with Ex Libris discovery services for access to metadata from over four billion records.

Citation formats

Delivers access to thousands of citation styles, and allows you to create your own style or apply institutional styles.


Provides training, dedicated support staff, and educational videos to keep users productive.

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RefWorks Community

This site is dedicated to providing you with the latest news, updates and tips about everything RefWorks.

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Support & Training

Complimentary training is available for library staff, faculty and researchers at all levels. In addition, our team of expert trainers will work with you to create a customized education plan unique to the needs of your library.

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