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Edward G. Miner Library

Citation Management and Writing Guide: RefWorks

Introduction: RefWorks

Miner Library, in partnership with the UR River Campus Libraries and Information Technology Services, provides a University-wide subscription to RefWorks. 

Because RefWorks is web-based, it has unique features:

  • Each user creates an individual RefWorks account/personal database to protect data integrity.
  • You can access your personal database from any computer connected to the Internet either on campus or off-site.
  • RefWorks is available at no charge for all UR users. You do not need to purchase any software.
  • RefWorks is never out of date. Upgrades are automatic, so you always have access to the most recent version.
  • RefWorks is compatible with both PCs and Macs.
  • The RefShare module allows you to share references with both UR and non-UR collaborators.

    All Legacy accounts were migrated to RefWorks on May 15th 2023. 

There are tutorial videos below to familiarize yourself with the new platform. 

RefWorks User Guide


If you need further assistance, contact your Liaison Librarian,  Meet with a Librarian, or view RefWorks tutorials on their YouTube Channel.

What is RefWorks?

Accessing RefWorks

Exporting to RefWorks

Creating References and Adding Documents Within RefWorks

RefWorks Basic Functionality

Writing with RefWorks

Editing References

Collaboration Through Sharing

Organizing References with Projects in RefWorks