We regularly schedule RefWorks classes. However, if you cannot attend a session and would still like to learn about RefWorks, please contact Betsy Park, 901-678-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to RefWorks
RefWorks is a citation-management software package similar to EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. Unlike those three, which must be installed on an individual computer, RefWorks is web-based. So long as you are a registered user, RefWorks can be used from any computer with Internet access. RefWorks allows you to export bibliographic data from commercial, government, and library databases into your own personal database(s). You can organize this database however you like--leave everything in one big file or sort references into folders based on subjects or specific projects.
If you are not in one of our training classes and are student/faculty/staff at the UofM, you can register yourself. Go to the Databases link in the Search UM Libraries box on the right hand side of the web page. Type in RefWorks and click on the RefWorks link in the record. You'll be asked to authenticate yourself with your UofM username and password, BEFORE you are allowed to register with RefWorks. Click *New to RefWorks? Sign up for an Individual Account *to can create whatever username and password you like to use with RefWorks. You can used your UUID even, but you have to be the one to set it up. It is not automatic. (If you attend a training class, we'll help you get registered) Once registered, you can log-in to RefWorks by going to refworks.com on any computer, any where, using your username/password and the UofM GroupCode. (The GroupCode is included in the confirmation email you receive from RefWorks on registration.) Once registered, you can log-in to RefWorks by going to refworks.com on any computer, any where, using your username/password and the UofM GroupCode. (The GroupCode is included in the confirmation email you receive from RefWorks on registration.) PLEASE NOTE: You create your own password to access RefWorks. It is not assigned, and no pre-existing passwords work automatically.
NOTE: Once you have registered, you do not need to follow these steps ever again--just go to http://www.refworks.com and log in.