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RefWorks: RefWorks

This guide provides information and instructions on how to use RefWorks, a research/citation management tool.


With RefWorks you can:

  • Format your bibliography
  • Format footnotes & endnotes
  • Format in-text citations
  • Import from many online databases
  • Store & organize research

About RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic reference manager that is available to Capital University faculty, staff, and students.

  • It's free to Capital students, faculty, and staff.
  • You can get to your RefWorks files from any computer connected to the Internet from the Blackmore Library homepage.
  • You can format your citations according to any number of style formats, such as APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or MLA.
  • It works with Microsoft Word to format the footnotes and bibliographies in your research papers.

Sign Up for an Account

RefWorks is available on the web through the Find Articles link and the Library Catalog.

Once you have accessed RefWorks, click on the "Sign up for a New Account" link.

Fill out the Account and User information. 

You will receive an e-mail confirming your login information and the process for accessing RefWorks from off-campus. 

Download the Write-N-Cite application for Microsoft Word from the "Tools" tab if you want to cite references from your RefWorks account in your research papers.

*There is no charge to Capital students, staff, or faculty for using RefWorks, Write-N-Cite, or setting up a RefWorks account.