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RefWorks guide

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is an online reference management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels gather, organise, store and share all types of information and to generate citations and bibliographies.

Please remember to check any output generated by RefWorks for accuracy.

Use Refworks to:

  • Manage and store your references from projects and dissertations in folders.

  • Export references from CityLibrary Search and many databases and Google Scholar etc into RefWorks.

  • Create and format bibliographies in different styles and generate in text citations.

  • Save PDFs and documents directly from your computer.

  • Collaborate and share references with others.

Introduction to RefWorks video (8 minutes long} 


RefWorks Introduction video (MS Stream, approx 8 mins)

Creating a RefWorks account

You need to create a RefWorks account before using it.

  1. Go to the RefWorks website
  2. Click on Create Account, type in your City email address and click Check.
  3. Enter a password and click Sign Up.

You will be sent an activation email to your City email account. You must click the activation link to activate your account. If the email doesn't appear in your inbox directly, check your spam, junk or clutter folders.  You will then be asked to provide some further information to continue setting up your account.

See the video below for accessing and creating a RefWorks account.