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Learn how to use RefWorks, RefShare, RefGrabIT, and Write-N-Cite

Introduction to RefWorks

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool that allows you to create a personal, searchable database of references/citations, accessible anywhere, anytime.  It's free to all current Florida Tech faculty, students, and staff. 

Use RefWorks to:

1. import/export references/citations from various databases, library catalog, websites, etc. into your RefWorks database;

2. gather, organize, and store all types of information;

3. instantly generate citations and bibliographies in various formats (APA, MLA, and much more); and

4.  share information with group members, colleagues, etc.

Important Notice: Legacy RefWorks vs New RefWorks.  Which should you use?

Currently the Library is using both the Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks platforms.  The New RefWorks platform is available for new users  and for legacy users who want to switch to the new Refworks.  The current (Legacy) RefWorks is expected to retire in August 2018.

To sign into  New RefWorks, use your Florida Tech email to create your new RefWorks login. You will have the option to import references from a legacy RefWorks account, both during the new account set-up as well as anytime from within the new account. Importing references into the new platform will not affect your current (legacy) RefWorks account.

Documentation and tutorials:

New RefWorks Guide

(Legacy) RefWorks Guide from ProQuest


RefWorks Videos

FAQ and LibGuide on New RefWorks from ProQuest

What is a Citation?

A citation:

  • describes/quotes a book, journal article, website, or other published item in support of a fact
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism
  • enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date

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