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RefWorks: A citation management system

Learn how to create an account and get started saving, organizing, and sharing your research!

How to create a New RefWorks account: 


Create your Account: 

  1. Start at the University of Memphis University Libraries webpage.
  2. Click on the "Databases" tab and type RefWorks into the search box. 
  3. From the result page, find the "RefWorks, new version" and click the word Database. (Make sure you select the new version, not the legacy version!) 
  4. From the RefWorks login page click Create account. You must use your email address. 
  5. Follow the prompts to finish creating your account.

Activate your Account: 

  1. To complete the registration process, check your email to activate your account. 
  2. Once you have activated your account, you'll immediately get access and can start managing your citations. 
    • RefWorks is entirely web-based; once your account is set up you can log in from anywhere.

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