Skip to Main Content


RefWorks Explained

RefWorks Logo

What is RefWorks?

The simple definition is RefWorks is a citation manager. It will compile citations/references you find from multiple places and put them in one place. You can then create bibliographies as needed. It also enables reading, annotating, and collaborating on collections of full text documents in a seamless way. 

How RefWorks can assist:

1. Compile References list

2. Offers folders/collections for articles

3. Annotate articles

4. Share folders with others

5. Offers "in-text" formatting within paper


Refworks Videos by ProQuest on You Tube

New Users & Registered Users


  • RefWorks does not require a download
  • RefWorks automatically updates their product online. All you need to do is create an account. 
  • Your RefWorks account is not connected to your University account. 

** PLEASE BE AWARE -- Sometimes Microsoft Edge doesn't work correctly with Refworks so you might need to use Firefox or Chrome. Mac users can use Safari or Chrome.

Steps to add the RefWorks to your computer:

Type in
Click Sign-up.
Enter your AHU email.
Create a password.
Go to your AHU Email to click on activation link.

You might have to copy and paste URL in your browser.

Fill out form.
Hit Save/ok.

Basics to know about RefWorks

What you need to know about RefWorks:

1. How to export articles from databases and Google Scholar to your RefWorks account.

2. How to create a References page of your citations in RefWorks.

3. How to insert an “in-text” citation in your paper.

4. How to create a folder to organize articles.

Resources listed on these guides are compiled by librarians at the R.A. Williams Library. We accept content recommendations, and after review, may include suggested resources on a guide. Our time is limited, so we generally do not reply to unsolicited recommendations from individuals not affiliated with AdventHealth University or notify them regarding whether or not we have linked to suggested content.