Should I Use RefWorks?

RefWorks is not necessarily for everyone, but your answers to the following questions might help you decide:

  • Do I need to keep track of citations from more than one project?
  • Will I be writing a paper in which I need to cite references or sources?
  • When I'm working on a research project, do I find myself collecting citations and notes on various pieces of paper?
  • Will I want to continue to pursue this research topic in future courses or projects?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, RefWorks can help probably help you.

Setting Up Your Account

  1. Connect to RefWorks via this link provided by the UFV Library.
  2. Click on Sign up for an individual account and fill in the required forms.
  3. You will receive an email confirmation with your user name and password details. Please keep it in a safe place.

Accessing Your Account

  1. Always use the RefWorks link provided by the library to access your account.
  2. You can access RefWorks from off-campus, and, in fact, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
  3. Log in with the username and password you created in RefWorks.
  4. You do not need a group code

FAQs about Your RefWorks Account

Getting References into Your Account

Once you have set up your RefWorks account, there are several ways of getting references into your RefWorks account.

  1. From article indexes and databases:
  2. Adding references manually
  3. From other citation management software

For more details, see the RefWorks documentation.

FAQs on Getting References into Your RefWorks Account

Last updated April 21, 2013 -MW

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