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“Today’s students are highly mobile and RefWorks supports this mobility. Once our users get hooked on RefWorks they keep coming back!”

— Marshall Clinton
Director of Information Technology  Services
University of Toronto Libraries Canada

Your online research management, writing, and collaboration tool

RefWorks provides solutions for research management, writing, and collaboration. Managing information, writing research papers, and creating bibliographies has always been a time-consuming, complex task, often involving the use of different systems and applications. RefWorks makes this a problem of the past. RefWorks provides users with a simple-to-use online tool, to capture, organize, store, share, and manipulate data generated by multiple information resources. The continued introduction of new features within the service, such as a RSS feed reader and RefShare, a tool for the web dissemination and publication of databases, expands upon the services integration of the newest technologies in order to support researchers with effective tools not readily available from other research management programs. If you need to manage information for any reason – whether it be for writing, research, or collaboration – RefWorks is the perfect tool.

To get a feel for the power of RefWorks, preview the demo or request an organization-wide trial.


Why RefWorks?

  • Unlimited site-wide access. RefWorks is instantly available institute wide - no downloading or installation is needed. Easy to deliver, maintain and support!
  • Upgrades Included. All upgrades are included in the subscription price: no extra charge for new features.
  • Program can be used across multiple platforms. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix etc.
  • Easy to deliver upgrades. The latest upgrades are loaded on the RefWorks server; all users automatically have access to the most recent version.
  • Program is available from anywhere. Authorized users may access the program from anywhere at anytime - no extra charge or tracking hassles.
  • Compatible with many, many online resources. RefWorks collaborates with some of the world's most prestigious online information service providers, including CSA Illumina, BioOne, EBSCOhost, Elsevier, Google Scholar, HighWire, H.W. Wilson, Ingenta, ISI Web of Science, OCLC, Ovid and ProQuest, to name a few. Hundreds of online databases and output styles covering a broad range of subject areas are supported within the program.


Who Uses RefWorks?

  • Researchers – RefWorks is the perfect tool for storing a personal database of research, sharing information with other researchers globally, and downloading bibliographies in multiple formats.
  • Students – RefWorks simplifies the generation of accurate, concise bibliographies, facilitating the research process and guarding against possible plagiarism issues.
  • Faculty – RefWorks not only provides research tools for faculty, it also allows them to collaborate with their students and other colleagues.
  • Librarians – RefWorks is a perfect teaching tool. It facilitates the incorporation of information fluency competencies into the curriculum at all levels.

Subscription Options Available

Subscriptions are available to support the needs of an entire institution. For pricing information, please e-mail