What is RefWorks?
Quickly create a bibliography or list of references in any style you choose!
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool, which permits users to create personal citation databases by exporting citations from text files or online databases into RefWorks. Users can automatically format the citations by choosing a format style from a long list of styles (MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago, etc.) and then create a bibliography.
RefWorks is similar in function to other products such as EndNote, but differs in that personal citation databases are stored on the RefWorks server and can be accessed online through the Tempe University Libraries webpage anywhere in the world.
RefWorks can be accessed by clicking on the RefWorks link in the QUICK LINKS section on the left side side of the library's webpage. This will take you to a page with information about RefWorks and information about other products which work in unison with RefWorks. Click the link RefWorks, to be taken to the login page. If you are accessing RefWorks off campus, it is at this point you will be asked to type in your AccessNet ID and Password.
If you are using RefWorks for the first time, you will need to create an account. This is easily done by clicking on the words Sign up for RefWorks, in the middle of the page; you will be asked to enter your name and to create an ID and password. Before leaving this page, notice in the upper right corner that there is a link to Tutorials. To learn how to use RefWorks and everything you can do with it, you should go through all the tutorials at least once. The tutorials are a list of short videos and are easy to use. After creating an account and going through the tutorials, you are ready to use RefWorks!
If you have any questions about using RefWorks, or encounter problems when using it, please contact me. You may sometimes be asked for a group code. If this happens, send me an email and I will send you the group code. My contact information is available on on most of the pages in this guide.