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.
RefWorks is Web based, so it can be used from any computer with Internet access. Tulane has a campus-wide subscription to RefWorks, so there is no software to purchase.
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. You will receive an e-mail with a group code that can be used to access your account from off campus. You may also login from library pages on library.tulane.edu by hovering over MY ACCOUNTS and clicking on RefWorks.
Off campus: To set up an account from off-campus, you will need the group code for off-campus access - RWTulaneU. You may also login from library pages on library.tulane.edu by hovering over MY ACCOUNTS and clicking on RefWorks.
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: http://support.refworkscos.com/#tab:homeTab:crumb:7:artId:2523
RefWorks Resource Center: http://support.refworks-cos.com