Using RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

Refworks helps you collect references and automatically format your bibliography in any citation style, such as APA and MLA. It will:

  • import references directly from OneSearch, databases and e-journals
  • automatically format your bibliography or reference list in over 500 citation styles
  • insert formatted references in a paper with the free Write-n-Cite plugin for MS Word
  • easily share references with others



Write-N-Cite lets you insert formatted references into your paper as you write in MS Word. 

To download, sign into RefWorks, choose "Tools" and select "Write-N-Cite" or watch this video about installing and logging in.

RefWorks also provides great tutorials on using Write-N-Cite. Once in RefWorks, choose "Help" and select "Tutorials".


Easily share your references with other students, colleagues or researchers. These videos will show you all the basics about sharing your RefWorks references.


Add this tool to your browser bar to grab URLs and website information and save it to your RefWorks account. Check out this video on using RefGrab-It.