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RefWorks

RefWorks

Gather, manage, and store citations and bibliographies.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service.

  • Allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from text files or online databases.

  • Also, facilitates manuscript preparation, allowing for automatic formatting of the paper and the bibliography.

There are currently two versions of RefWorks:


New RefWorks - Sign In Page
(bookmark this page for easy repeated access)

Resources to help you use New RefWorks

Note: When Creating a New Account, ignore the "Login with your institution's credentials" link.  It does NOT apply to La Salle University.


Legacy RefWorks - Sign In Page
(bookmark this page for easy repeated access)

Resources to help you use Legacy Refworks


Please note - Legacy RefWorks will eventually be seamlessly integrated into the New RefWorks.

Citation Management

Collect citation information for every piece of material found as it's found

  • Don't do research twice by having to go back and find material again to get the citation
  • If it is not used in the final draft of the paper, delete it
  • RefWorks (details above) provides a software solution
  • Low-Tech Option is to Copy and Paste citations into a working Bibliography during the research process

Insert citation information into the body of the paper as the paper is written

  • RefWorks' Write-N-Cite Microsoft Word Plugin provides a software solution
  • Low-Tech Option is to create In-Text Citation place holders that refer to back to the citations in the Bibliography

Wait to Format In-Text and Bibliographic Citations until after the paper is complete