What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a bibliographic management service that allows you to create a personal database and compile instant bibliographies in a variety of styles. It is web-based so it can be accessed from any computer with a web connection.
What does it do?
RefWorks enables you to:
Who can use it?
All staff and students at Queen's can use RefWorks. Retired staff and graduates of Queen's can also use RefWorks via the Alumni Program.
Setting up a RefWorks account
The first time you use RefWorks you'll be asked to register online by signing up for an individual account:
Write-N-Cite is a simplified version of RefWorks which allows you to insert references from your account into a Word document while you are writing it and generate a bibliography. It can be downloaded from the 'Tools' section of the RefWorks website and there are different versions to choose from depending on whether you are using Windows or a Mac.
There are lots of packages to choose from: some require a subscription and some are free. RefWorks requires a subscription but is free to Queen's staff, students and alumni because the subscription is paid by the University. Zotero, Mendeley and Qiqqaare free packages. A number of websites provide detailed comparisons of RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and Qiqqa including:
Mendeley and Qiqqa differ slightly from RefWorks and Zotero because the emphasis is on the management of full-text pdf documents rather than references. You can also use Mendeley and Qiqqa to annotate PDFs.
To set up a new RefWorks account or login to an existing one off campus, you will need the Queen's Group Code. To obtain this: