How to Set Up Your RefWorks Account


Import from Library Catalog

  1. From your Library Catalog search results, click on the quotation mark icon to open up the citation tools menu.
  2. Click on the RefWorks icon to export the reference to your RefWorks account.


NOTE: When prompted, choose to export to "New RefWorks"

Import from Library Database

Importing from EBSCOHost databases:

  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article you're citing.
  2. In the Tools menu, select the Export option:

Screenshot of EBSCO export manager menu

NOTE: Most library databases allow direct export to RefWorks. The process varies slightly for each database.

Look for links saying Cite This, Save, Citation Tools, Export, etc.

Import from Website

RefWorks provides a browser plug-in called Save to RefWorks that allows you to import website references.

In order to install the plug-in, click-and-drag this button into your browser's bookmarks bar:

Save to RefWorks

NOTE: Make sure that your browser's bookmarks bar is showing before attempting to add the button.


screenshot of bookmarks bar

Manual Entry

To manually add a reference, click on the + icon in RefWorks and select Create New Reference:

screenshot of RefWorks interface

After clicking Create New Reference, fill out the reference form with the required citation details.

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