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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015 URL: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/content.php?pid=523988 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Amy LaVertu
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RefWorks is a citation management tool available to Tufts-affiliated individuals. RefWorks allows users to:

  • create a personal database of references
  • organize references using folders
  • store up to 5GBs  of files, such as PDFs 
  • directly send citations from research databases into their RefWorks account
  • insert citations into a word processing document and then automatically format them in a citation style
  • share references on the Web

Want to request training or learn more about RefWorks? Please contact the Hirsh Health Scineces Library at: hhsl@tufts.edu

Getting Started

To start using RefWorks:

  1. Go to RefWorks. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Tufts UTLN/password or Library Access Login.

  2. On the RefWorks login in screen, select Sign Up for an Individual Account and complete the new user information form.

  3. After you have registered, RefWorks will be send you an email containing a your username, password and the Group Code for Tufts University.The Group Code is required to access some versions of Write-N-Cite.

Your Tufts RefWorks account is available to you as long as you are affiliated with Tufts and as long as the Tufts Libraries offers RefWorks accounts.  The Libraries make no guarantee that access is perpetual. Accounts that have been inactive three or more years may be removed.


Useful Guides

Tutorial videos

  • RefWorks Help
    Series of videos created by Yale University. Includes videos on using Write-N-Cite, exporting from databases and organizing your references.
  • RefWorks' Tutorials
    "RefWorks has created video tutorials to assist our end-users in learning how to navigate around the tool. The tutorials are sectioned off into different topics, so users have the ability to go through the entire tutorial or simply review only those topics they need to learn, while moving at their own pace."

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