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Reference Management: RefWorks

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RefWorks is available for free to all Duke University faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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About RefWorks

RefWorks is an easy-to-use, web-based reference management tool.  RefWorks is most useful for:

  • Collecting and organizing references

    • Import references from databases and library catalogs, or capture bibliographic information from websites

    • Create folders for reference organization

  • Working collaboratively

    • Create separate accounts for group projects

    • Share folders or your entire database with colleagues

  • Inserting citations into documents and creating bibliographies

    • Insert citations into word processing documents

    • Bibliography automatically created when you insert citations into documents

    • Create independent bibliography for grant reports, CVs, etc.

    • Thousands of bibliographic styles

  • Working on any computer

    • RefWorks is a web-based program, which means you can access your account from any computer with internet access

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