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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 citation manager that enables you to:

  • Import references from electronic databases
  • Organize and share references with others
  • Automatically generate citations and bibliographies for your research papers

How do I get a RefWorks account?

You must be a Rutgers University student, faculty, or staff member to use RefWorks.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Click on the Connect button at the top of this page. (If off-campus, you'll be prompted to login with your NetID).
  2. Click Sign up for a new account.
  3. Complete the registration form.
  4. Click Create Account.

How do I connect to RefWorks?

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

If off-campus, you'll be prompted to login with your NetID.

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

To determine whether an item is available at Rutgers, click the Get it @ R button. If the item is available online, you will be taken directly to the full text. If not, you will see a menu with options to search the library's print holdings or request it via interlibrary loan.

What online databases work with RefWorks?

Many library databases have a direct export feature that allows you to save citations to RefWorks or other citation managers. For step-by-step instructions on exporting to RefWorks from specific databases such as CSA, EBSCOhost, or Ovid, see Importing From Online Data Vendors.

Note: If your browser is set to block pop-ups, you must disable this setting in order for direct exports to RefWorks to work properly.

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 first adding them to your "Book Bag" and then exporting them to RefWorks.

How do I import my records from EndNote and Zotero?

To import your records from EndNote, Zotero, and other citation managers see Converting from Other Bibliographic Management Programs.

What stylesheets are available?

RefWorks supports hundreds of output styles for formatting citations and bibliographies including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. For details, see the Output Style List.

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

Write-N-Cite, the latest version of which is 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 installation instructions, 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.

Where can I find additional information?

For additional information about using RefWorks, visit the RefWorks Support Site. For assistance and technical support contact