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GEOG 4800: Geography Capstone

A guide to the library resources that will help you complete the prospectus assignment.

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
  • Insert in-text citations as you write a paper with Write-N-Cite for RefWorks

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 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.


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.


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:

  1. Go to the RefWorks login page.
  2. Click on the Create Account at the bottom of the login window.
  3. Enter your UNT email address, e.g., and create a password.
  4. RefWorks will send you an authentication email with a link to your new account in a few minutes.
  5. Next complete the registration, and then you can start using your new account.
  6. You can now login with your username and password through wherever you have an Internet connection. 
  7. Visit our RefWorks Guide to learn how to make your research more efficient.

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

In-Person Citation and Writing Help

The UNT Writing Lab is a great resource to use for assistance with formatting style and citation, writing style, organization, flow and more. The Writing Lab now offers online tutoring sessions, so even distance learners can now take advantage of these valuable writing services.

Association of American Geographer's Writing Style

The AAG writing style required by the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and is a variation on the Chicago Manual of Style. Visit the Annals Style Sheet at for guidance on the AAG style.

The Chicago Manual of Style is available in print and electronic form. Go to Chicago/Turabian Style on the Libraries website to find the location of the print manual and links for electronic help sheets.

Where Can I Get Online 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.

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