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RefWorks 3.0: Log in without NetID

Access RefWorks

Login to RefWorks without NetID


  • You can keep your account when you graduate.
  • You can create separate accounts for group projects so all group members can access one account.

Create an Account

New users must first create an account in order to use RefWorks

  1. When you come to the login screen, click to Sign up for a New Account (Note: off-campus users may first need to authenticate with the UW group code -- see the box at right)
  2. Fill in all fields in the Account Creation box
  3. Enter your email address in the E-mail Address field (does not need to be your UW email)
  4. Click on the Create Account button to finish.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you with your user login, password, and the Group Access Code for off-campus access.



You can create multiple RefWorks accounts -- for multiple group projects, or for multiple research projects you'd like to keep separate. Each UW RefWorks account must have a unique login name.

You must log in to each of your UW RefWorks accounts at least once a year to keep them active; accounts that have been dormant for more than a year are subject to deletion without notice.

Off-Campus Access

Accessing RefWorks or Write-n-Cite from off-campus requires the current UW group code

(unless your account is linked to your UW NetID)

Using Check for Full Text button from off-campus requires downloading the Proxy Bookmarklet