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Citation Management

Getting Started with RefWorks

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RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to create your own personal database of references. Users can import references from a search performed in an online database automatically, or enter references manually.  RefWorks also interfaces directly with Word, making it easy to import citations and incorporate them into your writing as properly formatted footnotes or in-text citations according to the writing style of your choice (MLA, APA, and hundreds others).  RefWorks works best using the Internet Explorer Web browser.

To get started:

  1. Set up an account through Hunter
  2. Printable Quick Start Guide

For FAQs or to contact technical support, CLICK HERE.


  • Imports Metadata from a catalog, website, or database
  • Allows you to save and organize this metadata
  • Allows you to enter that information into documents and works cited pages
  • All information is kept in one place, the RefWorks Server
  • Interacrts with Microsoft Word for in-texts citations
  • Has the ability to share citations through folders
  • Has a mobile application


  • Cannot be used without internet access
  • Not a streamlined interface
  • No 3rd party tie ins
  • Limited share features.
  • Web scaper (Refgrab-it)  does not function that well
  • Write-n-Cite only works with Microsoft office.


RefGrab-It Tutorial from John Pell

CLICK HERE to learn more about (and download) RefGrabIt

For more information about RefWorks, including additional tutorials and guides, CLICK HERE.