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Political Science 190: International Law and U.S. Exceptionalism

First-Year Seminar taught by Barbara Koremenos Fall 2017

Many Citation Management Programs to Choose From

More Citation Help

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.



Refworks is software that helps you keep track of your references and format your bibliography!  It is provided through the University Library, which makes it free for faculty, students and staff.

To start using Refworks click here

  • Then click on "Sign up for a New Account",
  • In the Create an Account pop-up screen, enter your information, then click on "Create Account". Once you’ve registered, a confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address.  
  • It is recommended that you DO NOT use your UM Kerberos password, but select another password of your choice.



Using Refworks to Generate a Bibliography

About Zotero

Zotero is a bibliographic management tool that works with Firefox, Chrome, & Safari. It has a desktop program & also a web backup. The Zotero Connector recognizes & extracts bibliographic information from websites, library catalogs, & databases, enabling you to easily save, organize, & create bibliographies of the sources you collect. Zotero also has several features that enable you to enhance the citations you collect, including automatic capture of webpages, storage of PDF files, images, and links, as well as note taking & search capabilities. Zotero is powerful, easy to use, & free.

Zotero Resources

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use bibliographic management tool.