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Search for journals, magazines, and newspapers
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Search for articles across multiple library databases

To find a journal, magazine, or newspaper article in the most popular databases in your subject area, enter your search term(s) and choose a subject from the pull-down menu. To view a complete list of indexes and databases available at Rutgers, click on View all databases. For more information see "How Do I Find an Article?"

To find books and more in the Library Catalog, enter your term(s) and select a search type in the pull-down menu. For more information see "How Do I Find a Book?"

To find a print or electronic journal in the Rutgers collections, enter its title or keywords in the title and select the appropriate search type in the pull-down menu. For more information, see "How Do I Find a Journal?"

To find a list of books, textbooks, and electronic articles placed on course reserve by your instructor, enter your instructor's last name and search. You can also use the pull-down menu to search by course title or number.


Rutgers off-campus users must log-in for access
to Rutgers restricted resources linked from RefWorks.

Migrate to the newest version of RefWorks.
Take advantage of new and improved features by logging into your RefWorks account and clicking the migration link at the top of the screen. For more information, see Upgrading to the New RefWorks.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Import references from many electronic databases
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography according to different stylesheets (APA, MLA, etc.)
  • Create a bibliography in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

How do I get an account on RefWorks?

If you are currently affiliated with Rutgers University as student, faculty, or staff, you are eligible to use RefWorks. Start at the Rutgers Refworks Account Creation page and enter your NetID and password. If you do not have a NetID, you can get one at https://netid.rutgers.edu. If you don't remember your NetID, you may look it up using NetID Query.

Instructions on how to create a RefWorks account can be seen on this video:
RefWorks: Logging in as a Rutgers User .

How do I connect to RefWorks?


Click on the Connect! button at the top of this page.


Then enter your NetID and Password into the Login box.

If you are asked to provide a Group Code, please return to the Libraries website and then click on the CONNECT button.

How do I access the full text of citations in my RefWorks account?


When using your RefWorks account on campus, full text resources that are available from Rutgers University Libraries-subscribed databases or electronic journals will be automatically accessible via Article Linker. If your citation does not include the Article Linker button, please check the . It is possible that the Libraries may own the material in print or other formats.


As long as you are logged into the library with your NetID and you connect to RefWorks from this page, you will be able to access full text resources linked from RefWorks that are available from the Libraries-subscribed databases or electronic journals. If your citation does not include the Article Linker button, please check the . It is possible that the Libraries may own the material in print or other formats.

Where can I find a tutorial?

You can find the RefWorks Tutorial in two formats: as a series of Flash presentations [requires the free Adobe Flash Player] and as PDF files [requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader].

In addition, the Rutgers Libraries have created the following tutorials on RefWorks.

RefWorks: Logging in as a Rutgers User
Learn how to create a RefWorks account. There is also a printable handout.
RefWorks: Importing PubMed Citations
Learn how to import citations from PubMed into RefWorks. There is also a printable handout.

Where can I find more online help?

Quick Start Guides in several languages as well as a lengthy FAQ (frequently asked questions) are available in PDF format. You can also contact the RefWorks Corporation for help by email: support@refworks.com

Who will provide training on campus?

New Brunswick faculty and staff should contact the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research, which offers Workshops and Seminars throughout the year. Graduate assistants and teaching assistants should contact the Teaching Assistant Project. Other New Brunswick students should contact the Learning Centers.

Camden faculty and staff should contact Instructional Design & Technology.

Business faculty, staff, and students in Newark and New Brunswick should contact Rutgers Business School Computing Services.

What online databases work with RefWorks?

Many of our databases have the Direct Export feature available for saving citations and abstracts to a bibliographic manager. For step-by-step instructions for specific database publishers such as CSA, EBSCOhost, or Ovid, please consult Exporting from a Data Service.

Note: If your Internet browser is set to block pop-ups, then this preference will have to be disabled in order for Direct Export to RefWorks to work properly.

Citations and abstracts from most databases (including those with the Direct Export feature) can also be added to your RefWorks account using "Import Filters." Please refer to the Import Filter List of publishers and their databases. Basic instructions are available for Importing References from most databases.

Instructions on how to import citations from PubMed can be seen in this video:
RefWorks: Importing PubMed Citations 

Will the Library Catalog work with RefWorks?

Yes. When viewing a record in the Library Catalog, click "Export" to send it to your RefWorks account. You can export multiple records at once by adding them to your "Book Bag."

How do I import my records from EndNote and ProCite?

To import your records from EndNote and Procite, please refer to the instructions found at Converting from Other Bibliographic Management Programs.

What stylesheets are available?

RefWorks supports hundreds of "output styles" or stylesheets for formatting bibliographies including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. A complete list of styles is available on the Output Style List.

What is Write-N-Cite (ProQuest for Word)?

Write-N-Cite, whose latest version is now also called ProQuest for Word, is a Microsoft Word plugin that allows you to insert references from your RefWorks account while typing a document, including in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies.

For details, see Installing and Logging in to ProQuest for Word. If you have difficulties installing Write-N-Cite on your computer, see the troubleshooting guide.

What happens to my RefWorks account if I leave Rutgers?

Alumni and retired faculty will continue to have access to their RefWorks account as long as Rutgers continues to subscribe. For more information, see RefWorks Alumni Program.