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RefWorks How To

RefWorks provides extensive documentation for Alvernia students and other users. This page will direct you to RefWork's help resources. Please contact the library if prompted for the RefWorks group code when creating an account off-campus. 

This PDF can help you get started. Video and written tutorials are also available. If you have additional questions, ask a librarian! 

Transitioning from Legacy RefWorks

Already using Legacy RefWorks? Follow these instructions to import your existing citations to the new version. See the Legacy RefWorks tab for help with the Legacy RefWorks system. 

How to Access RefWorks

On Campus

You must first create an account using a computer on the Alvernia University campus network.

Go to Login to Your RefWorks Account and click on the "Sign Up for a New Account" link. 

You will be able to access RefWorks from on or off-campus by using the Login Name and Password you created.

Distance Education Students

Go to Login to Your RefWorks Account and click on the "Sign Up for a New Account" link. 

To obtain the group code, please contact a librarian.

You will be able to access RefWorks from off-campus by using the Login Name and Password you created.

What Does RefWorks Do?

Create a personal database online
Store an unlimited number of records accessible from any computer linked to the Internet. No downloading software or installation required

Import references automatically from multiple databases
Search results from a wide variety of databases can be automatically exported into RefWorks with the click of a button

Organize and manage references
Sort and file references quickly and easily using folders, duplicate search, and author, keyword, and periodical indexes

Share references
Using the Internet, easily collaborate with members of your own institution or globally with other researchers, faculty members, or students

Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds
Save hours of typing time and decrease the number of errors made when creating tedious bibliographies. Easily make changes to your paper and reformat in seconds.


Source: RefWorks. The Benefits.

How to Use RefWorks

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RefWorks Video Tutorials: The Basics

RefWorks Citation Manager

Getting Started with the Citation Manager Plug-in
Citation Manager Tutorial

Advanced RefWorks Video Tutorials