Along with all the features you love about RefWorks, you now have the ability to drag and drop pdf files into your library, saving the citation information automatically. There are also enhanced sharing capabilities, a more intuitive interface, capability to annotate documents, and along with integration with MS Word, RefWorks Beta includes a plug-in for Google Docs.
How do I access this new account?
Will the library offer workshops on the new version of RefWorks?
What if I don't want to try the new version of RefWorks?
If you’re not ready to make the switch, don’t worry. The current version of RefWorks will still be active until January of 2019.
How can I learn more?
RefWorks is an online reference manager that allows you to upload, organize, and store citations collected during your research. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.
You must be connected to the internet to use RefWorks. To set up a personal RefWorks account or access your existing account from on campus or off-campus, click on the corresponding link below:
If you are new to Refworks, click on "Sign up for an Individual Account." Enter your name, your UIC NetID as your login name, a password (different from your UIC NetID password) and your UIC email address, then click on "Register."
Quick Start Notes
There are 3 ways to import references into your RefWorks account.
Librarians have created online tutorials demonstrating how to export citations from some of the major databases at UIC.
If you are still running into problems with RefWorks, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help.