RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds. (First time users should sign up for an individual account and select a username and password--see below.)
From computers connecting via wireless or off-campus, the University of Miami Group Code is required. The group code is RWUMiami.
A listing of the RefWorks tutorials (available from the RefWorks Help menu) is provided here.
Using RefWorks consists of four easy steps:
- Create an account by entering your subscriber information, see: www.refworks.com/Refworks/newuser.asp
- Create a database by automatically importing data from online services or by typing references in manually.
- Create a paper in your word processor insert the code for your citation (called a Temporary Citation Placeholder) in those locations you want to cite references. Save and close the file.
- From RefWorks click on Bibliography and select the paper you just saved and the output style in which you want it created.
Click on Create Bibliography and save the formatted document to disk.