FAQs about RefWorks
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a web-based citation management and bibliography tool. It helps you store, organize, and share citations and then easily format them for papers and bibliographies.
Do I need to install software to use RefWorks?
RefWorks is web based and no software is required. You may access RefWorks from any computer that has Internet access. If you would like to use the Write N Cite plug-in with RefWorks to work in coordination with MSWord, you do need to install that on the computer you are using.
What Writing Styles does RefWorks use?
RefWorks includes all the most common writing styles such as APA, Chicago, and MLA. It also includes dozens of other styles, including many that are specific to a particular journal title. In addition, you can set up your own custom output styles.
Can I attach a PDF copy of the article to the citation in RefWorks?
Yes. In the Edit view of a citation there is a Browse button for locating a PDF on your hard drive and uploading it as an attachment to the RefWorks server. Each RefWorks account can have up to 100MB in attached files. Additional storage may be available by request. Another option is to use the links field to store any related URL that would be used in your bibliography to link back to the article or information you are citing.
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