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RefWorks Toolkit

RefWorks allows you to save and manage your research easily. You can import citations and, in some cases, the full text of your results from most library databases into RefWorks, providing a centralized place for all your research. It can also work within your internet browser through their browser plug-in and help you quickly format and place citations into your work through their Word plug-in.


How to Use RefWorks

Learn about the basic functionality of RefWorks, including the most frequently used features.
This training session covers several different ways to add references directly into RefWorks, including uploading a document, importing references from a file, creating a reference manually, and searching library databases for references.
This training session covers ways to export references from other systems, like library databases and your internet browser, so users can import them into RefWorks.

Need more help with RefWorks? Check out their additional getting started videos.

Creating Your Account

  1. Go to RefWorks.
  2. When the login page appears, click on Use login from my institution.
  3. Search for University of Phoenix and select it when the name appears.
  4. Follow any prompts to create your account.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been created. You will need to validate the account by clicking on a link in the email.

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Have a question or need help?

Hidden Gems

RefWorks has add-ons for your internet browser, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs to help you save and format your citations more efficiently. To access and download these plug-ins, go into RefWorks and select Tools twice.

Please note that you may need to create an alternate password to use the RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) plug-in in newer versions of Microsoft Word.

While RefWorks helps with APA formatting, we recommend double-checking your citations to ensure they meet your instructor's standards, as no citation tool is foolproof.

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