What is RefWorks?
Available through ECU's Libraries, all ECU students and faculty are able to use RefWorks for free because of its institution subscription attribute. This software allows you to add and edit your references, keep your bibliography in sync, and allows for easy collarboration by allowing users to create shared folders, discuss articles, and jointly annotate PDFs.
An additional feature of RefWorks allows you to search through your institution's database to discover other author's publications and store their reference information for later use should it be used within your own work. This makes for easy viewing and managing of your citations.
For example: As of October 2022, there are over 15,000 references available for easy citation use within your scholarly work.
Please note: RefWorks older version is still up and operable. To avoid confusion, I've included it below for you to familiarize and distinguish from its current model.
- The University of West London provides an in-depth, step-by-step tutorial utilizing RefWorks within Microsoft Word: RefWorks Guide
- For additional help, here is a short video reviewing RefWorks features within Microsoft Word such as inserting in-text citations and generating bibliographies: