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RefWorks and Other Citation Management Tools: The Basics

Citation Management Program Help Guides & Tutorials

Citation Management Programs

RefWorks, EndNote, EndNote Basic, and Zotero are citation management programs.  They allow you to: 

  • Gather references from article databases and library catalogs
  • Create and organize a personal database of citations related to your research (often including images and PDFs)
  • Generate bibliographies and format manuscripts in a variety of citation styles (MLA, APA, AMA, etc.)
  • Transfer references between various citation managers 

A citation is an electronic record for a book, journal article, website, film or other published item.  It includes the author, title, source (publisher or URL), and date.

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The New RefWorks

The new version of RefWorks has increased capabilities like importing pdf documents and a Google docs add-on. For more information, see our RefWorks page

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New RefWorks Videos

Learn RefWorks on YouTube

Brief video tutorials on the legacy version of RefWorks are available on the RefWorks YouTube channel.

RefWorks Online Webinars