What is RefWorks?RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other sources. Use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds with Write-N-Cite. You must create an account the first time you use RefWorks, and log into that account each time you return.
How do I access RefWorks?Click on "Research Help" from the top menu at Catholic University Libraries' website, select "Citation Tools" and then click on "RefWorks" icon. Or click here to access RefWorks directly. If you are off campus, you then need to log into using your Catholic University ID. Access to RefWorks is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of the University as well as the alumni who had RefWorks accounts during their school years. Once you reach the RefWorks website, you will need to create or log into your personal account in RefWorks.
How do I use RefWorks?
Please view the following instruction guide and online tutorial for help in getting started.
How can RefWorks help me to write?
RefWorks provides several tools you can use when writing a research paper and using RefWorks to supply citations and bibliographies. Please view this YouTube video "Writing with RefWorks" to learn more.
What is the Group Code? And how do I get it?The Catholic University RefWorks Group Code can be used as an alternative way to access Catholic University's RefWorks if you don't want to login using your Catholic University ID. The Group Code will be updated periodically. Click to find the current Group Code. (Off campus users will need to use your Catholic University Network login to view the code.)
What to do with my RefWorks account if I graduate?
You will be able to access RefWorks after graduation. Prior to graduation, please remember to make these two updates in your RefWorks account's settings:
- Log into your RefWorks account;
- Click on your name at the right upper corner, then select "Settings";
- Select "Alumni" from the drop-down list under the Role;
- Change the email address from your CU's email address to your personal email address;
- Click "Save" button.
For more details, please visit ExLibris' Knowledge Center about alumni access to RefWorks.
Need more help?Please feel free to stop by the Information Desk at Mullen, call (202) 319-5070, or request an appointment with a librarian using the Contact Form.