Compiling Bibliographies

Using RefWorks®

Create Your Personal Database of References

Compiling bibliographies of resources and formatting references in a particular style are the major functions of bibliographic management software programs like RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of resources such as books, articles, book chapters, and Web sites that you might use to write your research papers.

Import References Directly From Online Searches

You can import references directly from an online database or catalog search that you have conducted or manually enter the bibliographic information for resources that you wish to remember. You can create folders to organize the resources for your various projects, whether they last for a semester or are ongoing.

One List, Many Style Formats

With RefWorks you can also create a list of references in the style format that is required for your class assignment or research. You can choose from over one hundred citation styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and CBE, as well as those required by particular journals. RefWorks integrates into most word processing programs, including Microsoft Word.

Access Your Collection from Anywhere via the Web

RefWorks is a Web-based program. This allows you to access your account from anywhere, as long as you have a Web browser and an Internet connection. Sign up for your RefWorks account by clicking on RefWorks (see sidebar or the Cook Library Home page) and then on Sign up for an Individual Account. Once you have set up an account, you will access it by starting at the Cook Library Home page and logging in from the RefWorks link.

Get Started Now to Make Your Work Easier Later

Visit the RefWorks tutorial This link goes to an external site. to find out more about the program. Page-sensitive help screens provide additional guidance when you are using your RefWorks account.

May We Help You?

If you have questions or problems using the program, contact the Cook Library Reference Department by phone at 410-704-2462, instant messaging at tucookchat, or drop by to see us on the main (3rd) floor of the library.

Compiling Bibliographies Using Refworks / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: July 26, 2007

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