IMPORTANT NOTE TO REFWORKS USERS
The University Library regrets that it must discontinue the SHU institutional subscription to RefWorks, effective December 31, 2013.
If you are an active user of RefWorks, you should have received an e-mail message about the options available to you for bibliographic software.
The University Library recommends that you migrate your citations to Zotero (see this guide) or EasyBib. Zotero is free, and can be used as a Firefox plugin or as a stand-alone version for Mac, Windows, and Linux. EasyBib is more user-friendly, especially for undergraduate students.
RefWorks at SHU
(If you are a first-time user, please click the "Sign Up For A New Account" link from the main login page.)
If you are accessing RefWorks from off campus and are asked for a Group Code, please contact the Reference Desk by phone at 203-371-7726, by email at email@example.com, or via text at 203-490-4500.
What is RefWorks?
What is a citation? A
- describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item;
- gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism;
- enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to;
- includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date.
A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citations in the format you prefer. An organized list of citations is called a bibliography.
RefWorks is easy-to-use software that is web based and available to
all SHU users.
RefWorks allows you to import references from the Library's many electronic databases and the library's catalog. You can conveniently compile a list of sources you intend to
read--as you identify them--and save the list online. You can also grab references from web pages and format citations while you write your paper. You can share your lists with other users.