March 14, 2004

RefWorks: Helping to Simplify the Writing Process

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager (similar to EndNote), and during the 2003-2004 school year, the University Libraries are sponsoring a pilot project to assess the usefulness of this new product. All current students, staff and faculty members have free access to establish and use RefWorks accounts during this period.

refworks logoA web-based product such as RefWorks allows users to create their own personal databases of bibliographic citations by either importing references from online databases or adding them manually via a template. Your references may be accessed from any computer that is linked to the Internet.

When writing papers, references can be transferred from RefWorks into the paper, and both the paper and the references can be formatted in seconds. A large variety of styles, such as APA, CBE, Chicago, JAMA, and Vancouver, are available (and users can create customized styles to fit their own needs). Items saved in RefWorks may also be transferred to and from other citation managers such as EndNote, Pro-Cite and Reference Manager.

To initiate your RefWorks database and learn more about this product please visit:
If you have questions or comments about RefWorks, or other any other electronic resources, please contact the Bio-Medical Library Reference Desk staff either in person (Level 2 Diehl Hall), by phone (612-626-3260) or email (

Posted by biomednews at March 14, 2004 07:43 AM