What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is an online tool that helps you conduct research and compose research papers. RefWorks functions with Microsoft Word and other word processors to create footnotes, citations and a bibliography for your paper, formatted into the correct style (MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.). In addition, RefWorks allows you to save and organize your citations as you do research. Each reference can be extensively annotated to make the writing process easier. RefWorks works with our existing library database subscriptions to make a seamless transition between researching and writing.
The functionality of RefWorks is similar to that of the EndNote software. Unlike EndNote Web, RefWorks is available to you after you graduate with an alumni account.
How do I access RefWorks?
On campus: Go to: http://www.refworks.com/refworks from any computer on campus. Click on "Sign up for an Individual Account," and register using a valid Tulane e-mail address or Tulane alumni e-mail address. You may also login from library pages on library.tulane.edu by clicking LOGIN, then REFWORKS.
Off campus: Registered users can access their accounts off campus by logging into http://www.refworks.com/refworks using your e-mail address and password. You may also login from library pages on library.tulane.edu by clicking LOGIN, then REFWORKS. At this time accounts cannot be created off campus.
Alumni: If you have graduated from Tulane and would like to use RefWorks, you will need to set up an @TulaneAlumni.net e-mail address here.
How can I learn to use RefWorks?
Quick Start Guide: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/RW_2.0_-_QSG.pdf
Video tutorials: http://www.refworks-cos.com/refworks/tutorials/basic.html
RefWorks User Workbook: https://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/RefWorks_2.0_Fundamentals_Workbook_Jan_12.pdf
RefWorks Resource Center: http://support.refworks-cos.com