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Refworks User Guide

What is Refworks?

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Why should I use Refworks?

What is RefWorks?

  • RefWorks is citation manager software that keeps track of the sources you are using for your research and your own notes about them.

  • RefWorks is internet-accessible (, and allows everyone in the Fairfield University community a free, private account. You will be asked to register the first time you use it.

Why use RefWorks?

  • You can organize your notes, and compile your bibliography and footnotes, easily, correctly, from anywhere. References can be imported from the library catalog and from database searches, or entered manually. Once you have entered or imported your citation information you can create a bibliography in many style formats, including APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style.

How do I use Refworks?

Use Refworks when you start your research to keep track of your citations

  • Export citations directly from the library catalog
  • Export citations directly from library databases

Use Refworks to create your blibliography

  • Refworks will create a bibliography or works cited page in whatever citation style you want

Use Write N Cite for your in-text citations

  • If you use Microsoft Word to write your papers, download the Write N Cite application and use it while you write your paper to generate in-text citations

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