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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

RefWorks & Citation Guides

Help with RefWorks, Mendeley and major citation styles


Help Using RefWorks (New System)

Create Personal Account

First thing you will need to do with RefWorks is create an account, even if you have a RefWorks Legacy account. Use the link above, so they know that you are affiliated with EWU. Just click the grey Create Account. (We are not listed in the "Use login from my institution.")

RefWorks Basics

RefWorks is citation management system. You can import references from many of the library's databases, or manually add one, and organize them into different folders.

To import references from a database, look for Export, then choose RefWorks. It's next to the Save or Email functions.

You can generate bibliographies in virtually any style, from common ones such as APA and MLA, to obscure ones such as the one for Journal of Mammalogy

RefWorks offers two Tools (just click Tools at the top):

  • Save to RefWorks -- bookmarklet to add to your web browser. It will grab the metadata of the website you are on, to aid in citing it.
  • Cite References in Your Word Processor -- This will help with in-text citations as well as the bibliography at the end. There are a couple different ones, depending on the software/operating system. If you have issues with it not working with your version of Word, use the Add-on for Google Docs. That one works well, and isn't dependent on your operating system. (You can always save the Google Doc as a Word document after you have added your references.)

Brief Overview of RefWorks (from their Knowledge Center)

Help Using RefWorks (Legacy System)