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What is RefWorks?

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RefWorks is an online research/citation management tool that allows you to collect, store, and manage information. It collects your citations, organizes them into folders, and enables you to quickly create bibliographies in a variety of formats, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago for you to proofread before using.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • create your own database of references;
  • export references from article databases and from the Web;
  • generate in-text citations and bibliographies
  • Easily collaborate and share references
  • Easily organize your research
  • Search online catalogs such as CUNY+Plus & import citations into RefWorks

Getting Started with RefWorks

Access Refworks

If you are not taken directly to the login screen, click on Login at the left end of the toolbar menu.

Creating an Account: New users must first create an individual account in order to use RefWorks:

  1. After accessing RefWorks, you will come to the "RefWorks User Login for CUNY - Queensborough Community College" page.
  2. Click on Sign up for an Individual Account
  3. Fill in all fields in the New User Information box
  4. Enter your email address in the E-mail Address field (does not need to be your QCC email)
  5. Click on Register