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Getting Started With RefWorks

Getting Started With RefWorks

New to RefWorks? Need a refresher?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management software, which is a fancy way of saying a tool that can help you collect and organize your research and automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies. CIIS community members are entitled to a free RefWorks account through the CIIS Library. 

We will go over:

  • How to sign up for RefWorks
  • How to send citations to RefWorks from the Library Catalog and Databases
  • Organizing and editing your citations in RefWorks
  • Creating copy+paste bibliogrpahies
  • Integrating RefWorks into your word processor (ie: Word or Google Docs) 

Zoom information provided after registering (see button below).


  • The confirmation email with the Zoom info may go into your junk/spam/clutter folder. 
  • You will need access to your mymail account. We recommend signing into your mymail email before the workshop begins.
  • You will need your CIIS ID# and last name to login to our off campus resources (ie: eBooks, journal articles). 
  • We recommend participating on a laptop or PC for a streamlined experience. 
  • We recommend using Chrome or Firefox (Firefox is the preferred browser for Apple computers)
  • You may need to accept cookies or disable pop-up blockers for RefWorks functions to work. 

For more information see our RefWorks guide.

Not able to make it? Try our interactive RefWorks Tutorial!

For more Library Workshops see our Workshop Calendar.

Need Help? 

Related LibGuide: RefWorks Guide by Jennifer Weiser

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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