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What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations for both academic and personal use. With RefWorks you can:
- Easily export references from electronic databases, the UNT library catalog, text files, websites and more into your account
- Quickly create reference lists for papers and projects in the citation style of your choice
- Share references with colleagues
See the boxes below to start using your RefWorks account, provided to all students, faculty and staff by the UNT Libraries. Visit the RefWorks Library Guide for video tutorials, and instructions for basic and advanced functions.
Tips for Using RefWorks
Off-Campus Use: If you are using RefWorks somewhere other than the UNT campus, you can still use your RefWorks account. Simply enter your UNT email address and the password you created for the account.
Browsers: RefWorks works best with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. If you're having problems with RefWorks, try switching to a different browser. Avoid using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Pop-ups: RefWorks functions with the use of some pop-ups. Be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker, or add RefWorks as an exception to the blocker.
Create and Access Your RefWorks Account
RefWorks is available to UNT faculty, staff, and students as long as the Libraries have a contract with RefWorks. To create an account, follow these steps:
- Go to the RefWorks login page.
- Click on the Create Account at the bottom of the login window.
- Enter your UNT email address, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org and create a password.
- RefWorks will send you an authentication email with a link to your new account in a few minutes.
- Next complete the registration, and then you can start using your new account.
- You can now login with your username and password through https://refworks.proquest.com/ wherever you have an Internet connection.
- Visit our RefWorks Library Guide to learn how to make your research more efficient.
To explore alternatives to RefWorks, visit the Reference Managers library guide.
Where Can I Get Citation Help?
The UNT Libraries provide print manuals and online style guides to assist you in correctly formatting papers and citing references. The links below take you to manuals and guides for the major citation styles. To see all styles available, visit the Citations and Style Guides webpage.
APA Style Guide
The official guide is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, available in print at the Libraries. The online guides are abridged versions of the manual. My personal favorite is the APA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL at Purdue University.
MLA Style Guide
The official guide is the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Modern Language Association of America). The online guides are abridged versions of the manual. My personal favorite is the MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL at Purdue University.
Chicago/Turabian Style Guide
The official guides are The Chicago Manual of Style, and A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers by Kate Turabian. The online guides are abridged versions of the manuals. My personal favorite is the Chicago Formatting and Style Guide from OWL at Purdue University.
Citation and Writing Help
The UNT Writing Center is a great resource to use for assistance with formatting style and citation, writing style, organization, flow and more. The lab accepts appointments and walk-ins, but appointments are encouraged to guarantee time with a tutor. To make an appointment, drop by the Writing Center or call at (940) 565-2563. Hours are available at both at the center and the Willis Library.