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Mechanical Engineering 450

Use this guide as a starting point for the literature review for your mechanical engineering design project.

Other citation management tools


Want to learn how to use a certain piece of software or how to manage citations?  Check out Scholarspace to see if they have a workshop for you!

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based citation management service used for storing and organizing citations, as well as automatically formatting bibliographies with Microsoft Word. 

RefWorks is free to University of Michigan faculty, students and staff.

  • RefWorks will help you:
  •  organize and save your references. 
  • easily share your references and collaborate with colleagues.
  • create bibliographies and format in-text citations choosing from hundreds of citation styles.


Using RefWorks

RefWorks can help you to keep track of sources for your project and share your literature search results with other members of your group.  For more information on using RefWorks, please see this guide to RefWorks.