Key Links and Documents

    1. Login to RefWorks
    2. Michener specific guide to RefWorks
    3. Introduction to RefWorks is a LibGuide created by ProQuest/RefWorks that will walk you through the features of RefWorks and Write-N-Cite.

RefWorks FAQ

What is RefWorks?

Refworks is a web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows you to import, store and manage citations (references) to journal articles, books, websites, etc. You can then create bibliographies/reference pages formatted in either Vancouver or APA Style, or one of several other styles available. RefWorks allows downloading, sharing and storing of information from bibliographic databases and other sources that may be copyright protected;check with the appropriate database provider(s) to ensure compliance with any restrictions.

Who can use RefWorks?

Michener LRC has purchased a site license for RefWorks. This service is available to all Michener students, staff and faculty.

How do I access RefWorks?

To use RefWorks, you need to create an account. You will receive an email confirming the login name and password you created, along with the Michener RefWorks Group Code; keep this email for future reference. Here’s our video tutorial walking you through the process:

Once you have an account, you can access RefWorks from within Michener, or anywhere else as long as you have a compatible browser and an Internet connection. If you are accessing RefWorks from outside Michener, you will be asked to authenticate with your Michener email username and password before being redirected to the log in screen. Log in to RefWorks now.

How do I use RefWorks?

There are several online tutorials and guides for RefWorks 2.0 and Write-N-Cite. A good place to start is the RefWorks User Quick Start Guide. There are also excellent tutorials on YouTube on topics including: Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes; RefWorks Fundamentals; RefWorks Advanced. In addition, you can make use of online help. These and other features are also available once you are logged into RefWorks.

How do I import citations from online journal databases?

An important component of using RefWorks is the ability to export/import citations from online data vendors. Each vendor is different; some allow a direct export while others require a two-step process. Go to the RefWorks 2.0 help page, select Getting References Into Your Account and then Importing From Online Data Vendors, for specific instructions on how to import from EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, NetLibrary, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Wiley Online Library and others. You can also watch these Michener-produced video tutorials on importing from PubMed, EBSCOhost and Google Scholar.

Import From PubMed

Import From EBSCOhost

Import From Google Scholar

What is Write-N-Cite?

Write-N-Cite 4 (WNC4) is a RefWorks program that allows you to insert your citations into a Word document as you are writing your paper and create a reference page/bibliography in one of several referencing styles. (Note that the Vancouver referencing style has been updated and renamed as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. We’ve set the new style as a selection under Michener’s preferred output styles). This program has already been installed on all student computers at Michener and appears in Word as a ribbon tab called ProQuest.

If you are using this from home, you will need to download a small utility program to your computer. When logged into RefWorks select Tools from the top menu, click on Write-N-Cite, and follow the instructions.

How do I use Write-N-Cite?

A good place to start is the Write-N-Cite Quick Start Guide. In addition, you can access online help for RefWorks 2.0. These and other features are also available once you are logged into RefWorks. Of course, you can also ask LRC staff for pointers.

Need further assistance? You can e-mail RefWorks customer support or