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What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based service designed to help you manage your research. With RefWorks you can:

  • create your own database of references;
  • export references from article databases and from the Web;
  • share research with others; and
  • generate citations and bibliographies as you write.

RefWorks is available to all UW users through the University Libraries' online subscription.  

Learn Refworks in 20 Minutes

Why use RefWorks?

RefWorks is a good choice for your citation management needs if:

  • you need to work from multiple computers or locations;
  • you are working on a group project or need to share citations with others;
  • you would like to access your citation manager on a mobile phone or PDA

To compare RefWorks with other citation tools supported at UW, see the citation comparison chart.

RefWorks 2.0