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EE 697: Ref Works

What is Refworks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography manager or citation manager. It allows you to create a personal database of references for research use and in writing papers. It's like having a set of index cards online.

RefWorks will:

  •  Import references and organize them in folders in any manner you choose.
  • Those references create a searchable database of your research.
  • Bibliographies can be created from your library of references in many citation styles.
  • RefWorks can be accessed from any Internet-capable computer; on or off-campus.
  • There is no limit to the size of your database.
  • In addition, you can share references with others when working on a group project.
  • Access to RefWorks is limited to CSULB students/faculty/staff only.


Write-N-Cite is a utility that allows you to insert references into a paper with a single click. It works with Microsoft Word for both Windows and MAC. If you are accessing RefWorks off-campus you must download Write-N-Cite to the computer you are using for it to work. Once it is downloaded, the utility works within Word. Click here more information (Click "Show" in the upper left corner to see the navigation pane which will give you a link to Write-N-Cite for Mac).

For more information check here

Creating an account in Refworks


Here are some quick videos and a Quick Start Guide