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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Learn to Use RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a bibliographic management software application that enables you to:

  1. download citations from databases and put them into a personal RefWorks research database
  2. format bibliographies and citations automatically in over 400 styles including APA, MLA, etc.
  3. use in conjunction with WORD to write papers, dissertations, etc.
  4. access your RefWorks account from any computer, anywhere
  5. create a database and share it with colleagues around the world

    RefWorks Information for UVA Users and Alumni

    • Have you forgotten your RefWorks password? 
      Go to the RefWorks Login page and click on the link, "Forgot Your Log-In" and RefWorks will send you your password to your e-mail account. This service is available on weekends, too!

    • Want to change your account information?

      Log in to RefWorks and FROM the menu bar, select TOOLS and then, select UPDATE USER INFORMATION. You can change your password as well as other information you provided.

    • Alumni 
      Your RefWorks account will continue after you graduate, however, if it is not used within 1 year, the account will be deleted. If you have attached the full text for articles to the RefWorks record for a given citation, they will remain, however you will no longer see the Find@UVa button in RefWorks as use of this tool has to be restricted to current students, faculty, and staff due to contractual obligations.  If you come to the UVa Library, you can access the full text or print version of the article if it is available. If you are affiliated with another university or organization, you will be able to use their Find@ button to access the full text they provide. If you are an alumni and you have never created a RefWorks account, you may open one, now. You will need a group code to set up your RefWorks Alumni account. Ask us for the. U.Va Group Code for alumni so you can create your account. Click here for more information about RefWorks for Alumni.

    • Does Your Research Group Want to Share a RefWorks Folder?
      Use RefShare.

    • How does one login from off-Grounds?
      Use the Group Code to login to the RefWorks page (ask us for the U.Va.Group Code for faculty and students).

      At first this method only allows you to access your citations and to any articles you have attached to a RefWorks citation full text. However, when you open a browser and click on a database link, you will be allowed access through NetBadge to the databases and to the full text of the journal articles if UVa has purchased access. 


      Other Bibliographic Management Software Programs

      UVa Library     |     UVa Library MOBILE    |    Off Grounds Access     |     ITC Help Desk     |     Ask a Librarian


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