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RefWorks   Tags: apa, bibliography, citation management, refworks  

This guide provides information and instructions on how to use RefWorks, a research/citation management tool.
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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What is RefWorks?

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RefWorks is an online research/citation management tool that allows you to collect, store, and manage information.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • create your own database of references;
  • export references from article databases and from the Web;
  • generate in-text citations and bibliographies


Getting Started with RefWorks

Hooray!  You've decided to use RefWorks.  If you wish to see a series of brief videos showing the functions of RefWorks, you can visit the RefWorks YouTube channel.  If you have any questions, feel free to email the library at

Accessing RefWorksFrom the Library's Homepage, click on RefWorks under "Quick Links" at the left.

Creating an Account: New users must first create an account:

  1. After accessing RefWorks, you will come to the "RefWorks User Login for Rush University" page.
  2. Click on Sign up for an Individual Account
  3. Fill in all fields in the New User Information box
  4. Enter your email address in the E-mail Address field (does not need to be your Rush email)
  5. Click on Register

A confirmation email will be sent to you with your user login and password.  To create your account from off campus, please call the Library Services Desk at 312-942-5950. 

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Jonna Peterson
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Jonna Peterson, MLIS
Reference Services Manager
Library of Rush University
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
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Guide Authors

Guide adapted for Rush University Library by
Jonna Peterson
October 2012



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