RefWorks is a web-based citation management service used for storing and organizing citations, as well as automatically formatting bibliographies with Microsoft Word.
It is similar to EndNote, but your citations are stored on the RefWorks server rather than on your local machine and thus you must be connected to the Internet to use RefWorks.
RefWorks is free to University of Michigan faculty, students and staff while you are part of the University.
RefWorks will help you:
Organize – RefWorks enables researchers to organize and manage their research data.
Access – RefWorks allows users to access their databases from any Web-connected source.
Collaborate – RefWorks offers a tool which provides users with a quick and easy way to share their research via the Web, allowing viewers the ability to provide feedback and create bibliographies, further enhancing collaborative research.
Students, staff and faculty can get RefWorks assistance at ScholarSpace:
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University produced several RefWorks video tutorials. The videos you will see throughout this guide were used with permission from Yale University. To see their full collection of RefWorks videos visit:
There are online tools to help you organize citations and format your bibliography.
Bibliographic Management Software is a broad term for programs that will save electronic citations and automatically format them according to the users' preferred style.
Refworks is one of the programs available to UM students.
It is a useful tool for keeping track of many citations and saves valuable formatting time.
There are other bibliographic management tools available as well. Here is a link to a guide with additional information
courtesy of ScholarSpace at the Graduate Library.
Having trouble formatting your citations? Use one of these tools to automatically generate a citation for books, journals, newspapers and more in APA, MLA, or Chicago style.