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RefWorks is an exciting Internet-based bibliography manager that allows users to create their own databases by importing citations from text files or from a variety of electronic services and databases including CSA, BioMed Central, BioOne, Elseiver, OCLC, OVID, and many more. RefWorks is Open-URL compliant and is a target site for SFX and 1Cate.

Users' unique, personal databases can be used to create multiple stand-alone bibliographies or a manuscript with accompanying footnotes and bibliography. Features include a selection of over 100 bibliographic styles, with more being added weekly; the ability to create and organize folders for multiple projects; Quick and Advanced Search capabilities within each database; the option to add personalized descriptors to each reference; identify and eliminate duplicate records; and much, much more.

Subscriptions provide each participating member unlimited site-wide access that works with any platform and all major browsers. Authorized users may access RefWorks from any web-enabled computer. Because it is web-based service, no downloads or special installation steps are required.


RefShare, a module of RefWorks, is a solution for dissemination/publishing databases. RefShare provides users with a quick and easy way to share information with both members of their own institution and, globally, with any researcher, faculty member or student having Internet access. It accomplishes this by providing subscribing institutions with the technology to make available central, customizable Web pages where users can post their RefWorks databases or folders. The databases are easily accessible from the site; users can also easily share access to this information with anyone via email.

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Note: RefWorks is now a division of ProQuest. For the RefWorks product list, visit our ProQuest vendor page.

Trial Information

60-day previews are available, including local on-site training sessions in key locations throughout Michigan. Or, view an online video demonstration of RefWorks. new-window-icon.png