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RefWorks: General

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based reference management program with which you can:

  • collect references to your own reference database
  • create in-text citations and generate bibliographies in many different citation styles

With RefWorks you can create your own personal account, where you can store references and attach files. You can export references to RefWorks from almost any database. You can easily create bibliographies, print them or email them, create in-text citations and share references with others. The free Write-N-Cite tool allows you to create and edit your citations as you write them. It also creates a bibliography according to your selected output style and updates it automatically.

Introduction to RefWorks

Problems with RefWorks?

Contact the library:
If you need more guidance with RefWorks, you can also Book a Librarian to help you.

Visit New RefWorks LibGuides
Visit RefWorks Community

Creating a RefWorks account

1) Create an account via

2) Use or email address and click check (you'll get a message "Good News! Refworks is available at Tampere University")

3) Create a password

4) After creating the logins you will get an activation email message -> open the message and click "To confirm your RefWorks account, click this link" button

5) You will be redirected to RefWorks where you should complete your user information (name, subject, user group).

6) RefWorks is ready to use!

After creating the account you can use RefWorks wherever internet access is available. The license is provided to TUNI students, TUNI staff and TUNI alumni (see Alumni Program).

! You can't login to the New RefWorks with the Legacy RefWorks' username and password.