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A Content Guide: RefWorks

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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 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. 

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.

Distance Education Students

Distance education students who are not able to create an account from a computer on the Alvernia network should contact a librarian for instructions on creating an account.