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Information for the Chemistry NSF-REU summer program

What Is RefWorks?

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based reference manager that allows you to create your own personal database of references and documents for both academic and personal use. With RefWorks you can:

  • Easily import references from electronic databases, the UNT library catalog, websites, other reference managers, and more into your account
  • Quickly create reference lists/bibliographies for papers and projects in the citation style of your choice
  • Store, read and annotate documents

See the Introduction to RefWorks handout below to get started with your account. To learn about the basic and advanced functions, view the RefWorks video tutorials.

Create and Access Your RefWorks Account

How to create your Refworks account

RefWorks is available for all UNT students, faculty, and staff through the UNT Libraries. Your account will last as long as the library has a contract with RefWorks. To create an account, follow these steps:

  1. New users will need to enter a UNT access code, to set up their account. Contact to request the access code.
  2. When you have obtained the access code, go to the UNT Refworks login page at (this link is also included in the Databases tab and in the Most Requested section on
  3. Enter the UNT access code and submit.
  4. Next complete the registration, and then you can start using your new account.
  5. You can now login with your username and password through wherever you have an Internet connection. 

To explore alternatives to RefWorks, visit our Reference Managers guide.

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