RefWorks Citation Manager

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography manager that allows users to create their own personal database of citations by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

How can I get a RefWorks Account?

The University Libraries provide a RefWorks subscription for all current students, faculty, and staff.

First-Time Users: First-time users will need to create a RefWorks account with a personal login and password.

To create an account, navigate to:

and choose Login.

You must be on campus to create your account (contact a librarian if you are a distant student and need help creating an account). Once you have created your RefWorks account, you can access it from anywhere by using the Group Code together with your personal login and password.

What is the Group or Institutional Code for the University of Arkansas RefWorks Account?

In addition to your personal login and password, RefWorks requires a Group Code to function correctly off-campus. Contact the Reference Desk ( 479-575-6645; toll-free 866-818-8115) or the Check this page 24/7 for the University of Arkansas Group Login.

Remote Users may also occasionally have trouble with the "Direct Export" function in some databases. You can always download references manually if the Direct Export feature does not work. More info on downloading and importing references can be found below .

What is Write-N-Cite?

Write-N-Cite is a plugin for Microsoft Word that allows you to insert citations into your paper with the click of a button. Write-N-Cite is available for both Mac and Windows Users. Read more about Write-N-Cite.

How can I Export Citations from Databases into my RefWorks Account?

Many of our databases and ejournals can export records into RefWorks. We've listed step-by-step instructions below.

Don't see your database listed? You may still be able to create records manually in RefWorks. See our instructions for more information on creating new records in RefWorks.

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RIS Format
ABI/INFORM Complete ProQuest
Academic Video Online: AVON (was VAST) Alexander Street Direct Export
ACM Digital Library BibTex
AGRICOLA (Ebsco) Ebscohost
AGRICOLA (ProQuest) ProQuest
All Ebsco Databases Ebscohost
All ProQuest Databases ProQuest
All Web of Science Databases Web of Science
America History & Life Ebscohost
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Ebscohost
American Chemical Society Journals (ACS) ACS
American Indian Histories and Cultures Adam Matthew
American Institute of Physics (AIP) E-Journals Scitation
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Library ASABE
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journals ASME
American State Papers Online RIS Format
America's News NewsBank
Anthropological Literature Ebscohost
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock Edition (NewsBank) NewsBank
Art & Architecture Source Ebscohost
Artemis Primary Sources Citation Tools
ArticleFirst OCLC FirstSearch
Arts and Humanities Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Web of Science
Artstor ARTstor
ASCE Library (American Society of Civil Engineers) ASCE
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts ProQuest
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Ebscohost
Biological Abstracts (Web of Knowledge) Web of Science
BioOne RIS Format
BioOne Abstracts and Indexes ProQuest
Book Review Digest Retrospective Ebscohost
Business Market Research Collection ProQuest
Business Plans Handbook Citation Tools
CAB Abstracts (Ebsco) Ebscohost
Cambridge Companions Online RIS
Cambridge Histories Online RIS
Canadian Newsstream ProQuest
Chicago Defender 1910-1975 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) ProQuest
CINAHL Complete Ebscohost
Clase and Periódica OCLC FirstSearch
Communication Source with Communication Abstracts Ebscohost
Compendex Ei Engineering Village 2
Congressional Serial Set Online RIS Format
Consumer Health Complete Ebscohost
CQ Researcher Cite Now!
CQ Weekly Cite Now!
Credo Reference Credo
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Ebscohost
CultureGrams ProQuest
Current Index to Statistics BibTeX
Dictionary of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology RefWorks
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (DLB) Citation Tools
Early English Books Online (EEBO) ProQuest
Ebook Central ebrary
Ebsco Academic Search Complete Ebscohost
Ebsco Business Source Complete Ebscohost
Ebsco eBook Collection Ebscohost
Ebsco Legal Collection Ebscohost
Ebsco Searchasaurus Ebscohost
EconLit (Ebsco) Ebscohost
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): Parts 1 and 2 Citation Tools
Emerging Sources Citation Index Web of Science
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science Sage
ERIC (Ebsco) Ebscohost
ERIC (FirstSearch) OCLC FirstSearch
ERIC (ProQuest) ProQuest
Ethnic NewsWatch ProQuest
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 Ebscohost
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text Ebscohost
Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) Ebscohost
Gale Literary Sources (was Artemis Literary Sources) Citation Tools
Gale NewsVault Gale InfoTracWeb
Gale Virtual Reference Library Citation Tools
GeoRef ProQuest
GeoScienceWorld (GSW) Highwire
Google Scholar Google Scolar
GPO Monthly Catalog OCLC FirstSearch
GreenFILE Ebscohost
Grove Dictionary of Art Online RIS Format
Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians RIS Format
Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics Citation Tools
Health Source Nursing Academic Ebscohost
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) HAPI
Historical Abstracts Ebscohost
Hospitality and Tourism Complete Ebscohost
IEEE Xplore (IEEE and IET Library) IEEE
Index Arkansas Innovative Interfaces Innopac
Index Islamicus Ebscohost
Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text (Law School Access Only) Ebscohost
INSPEC (Web of Knowledge) Web of Science
Institute of Physics (IOP) E-Journals RIS Format
International Encyclopedia of Ethics RefWorks
International Newsstream ProQuest
Iter Bibliography Iter
Journals@Ovid (Ovid Nursing Journals) Ovid
Knovel Knovel
LearnTechLib (Formerly EdITLib) RefWorks
LegalTrac Gale InfoTrac Web
LexisNexis Academic Lexis Nexis
Library & Information Sciences Abstracts (LISA) ProQuest
Library and Information Science Source Ebscohost
Library Catalog (U of A Library Catalog) Innovative Interfaces Innopac
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, (LISTA) Ebscohost
Literature Criticism Online Citation Tools
Literature Online Core (LION Core) ProQuest
Literature Resource Center Citation Tools
Making of Modern Law Gale InfoTrac Web
MAS Ultra - School Edition Ebscohost
MasterFile Premier Ebscohost
MathSciNet (AMS) BibTeX
MathSciNet (Ebsco) Ebscohost
MEDLINE (FirstSearch) OCLC FirstSearch
MEDLINE (ProQuest) ProQuest
MEDLINE (PubMed) PubMed
MEDLINE (Web of Knowledge) Web of Science
MEDLINE Complete (Ebsco) Ebscohost
Mental Measurements Yearbook Ebscohost
Middle Search Plus Ebscohost
MLA Directory of Periodicals Ebscohost
MLA International Bibliography Ebscohost
Music Online: American Song Alexander Street Direct Export
Music Online: Classical Music Library Alexander Street Direct Export
Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume 1 Alexander Street Direct Export
Music Online: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online Alexander Street Direct Export
Music Periodicals Database (was International Index to Music Periodicals) ProQuest
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) ADS
New York Times 1851 - 2011 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) ProQuest
Newspaper Source Ebscohost
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (NewsBank) NewsBank
OAIster: Open Archives Initiative Harvester First Search
Oxford African American Studies Center RIS Format
Oxford Art Online RIS Format
Oxford History of Western Music Online RIS Format
Oxford Music Online RIS Format
PapersFirst OCLC FirstSearch
Philosopher's Index Ebscohost
PhilPapers RIS Format
Physical Education Index ProQuest
PILOTS Database ProQuest
Primary Search Ebscohost
ProceedingsFirst OCLC FirstSearch
Professional Development Collection Ebscohost
Project MUSE JHU
ProQuest Central ProQuest
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global ProQuest
ProQuest Entrepreneurship ProQuest
ProQuest Environmental Science Collection ProQuest
ProQuest History Vault: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records ProQuest
PsycARTICLES Ebscohost
PsycINFO Ebscohost
Public Library of Science (PLoS) PLoS
PubMed PubMed
QuickSearch QuickSearch
Readers' Guide Retrospective Ebscohost
Reaxys: Beilstein and Gmelin RIS Format
Regional Business News Ebscohost
Religion Index (ATLA) Ebscohost
RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature Ebscohost
Science Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Web of Science
ScienceDirect Electronic Journals Science Direct
SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) CAS SciFinder
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive Citation Tools
Social Sciences Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Web of Science
Social Services Abstracts ProQuest
Social Work Abstracts Ebscohost
Sociological Abstracts ProQuest
SPORTDiscus with Full Text Ebscohost
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (Morgan and Claypool) RIS Format
Teacher Reference Center Ebscohost
Times Digital Archive, 1785 Onward (Times of London) Gale InfoTracWeb
TOPICsearch Ebscohost
TRID: Transportation Research and International Transport Research Documentation RIS
US Newsstream ProQuest
Vocational and Career Collection Ebscohost
Web of Science Web of Science
Wiley Online Books RefWorks
WorldCat Classic OCLC FirstSearch WorldCat.Org
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts ProQuest
ZMATH: Zentralblatt MATH BibTeX / Zentralblatt Math
Zoological Record (Web of Knowledge) Web of Science

What is RefGrab-It?

RefGrab-It is a special browser plugin. Once you install RefGrab-It in your web browser, you can automatically import basic bibliographic information about the current web page you are viewing into your RefWorks account. In some cases, RefGrab-It can look up standard numbers such as an ISSN or DOI to retrieve more complete records about the content you are viewing.

Visit our RefGrab-IT page to download the app and for more info.

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