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RefWorks Citation Manager

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RefWorks - Log in or Create an account

RefWorks can help you save, organize and share references. References can be added to your Microsoft Word documents as in-text citations and reference lists formatted in any citation style you choose. Sign up for a free account (free for WilmU faculty, staff and students). 

RefWorks is web-based, so you can access it on any Internet-enabled device, including your smart phone or tablet.

You may also use RefWorks offline using the RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) tool in Microsoft Word. Information on getting started with RCM is listed here and the functionality applies to both online and offline usage.

Wilmington University students, faculty, staff and alumni can use RefWorks to:

  • import references from databases, web sites, or other citation managers
  • organize your references into folders and share folders
  • insert references in any format into your research paper
  • create a bibliography

Select Your Citation Style

RefWorks supports many citation formats. Select APA, MLA, AMA, Bluebook, or others. You just need to know how!

Create a RefWorks account and add citations to RefWorks. Watch the video above for tips on these steps.

Go to your RefWorks account and use the Quotation Mark icon to make a bibliography inside RefWorks. Select your desired style. You can copy and paste this bibliography. Also, the next time you Sync your database, that style will be available to you inside your document (Microsoft Word or Google Docs). See images below.

Use " to create bibliography

Once your bibliography is created, click on the down arrow next to the bibiographic style to see the search box. Type in your desired style. Click on the one you want.

MLA citation options