Citation Management using RefWorks (Intermediate)


RefWorks is a citation management and bibliography builder that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research. Create reference lists in APA, MLA and other formats and organize your citations with tags and collections. UBC Library maintains a site license to RefWorks. It is freely available to UBC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Software used

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that enables you to:

  • download, gather, and store references from databases and library catalogues automatically
  • format citations and bibliographies in seconds
  • connect to your RefWorks account anywhere there’s web access
  • share your citations with other RefWorks users

NOTICE: Systematic downloading or harvesting articles, citations, metadata (e.g. using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero) is strictly prohibited. (You must contact Permission is required or a Text and Data Mining Package should be purchased.)

Installing the software before your workshop

Workshop materials

  • Citation Management Tools Comparison Table  RefWorks is one of several common citation management tools. In this document we compare the features of these different tools to help you pick the right option for your work.

  • RefWorks Workshop Handout – Write N Cite 4 and RefWorks Citation Manager.  Step-by-step instructions for working with WriteNCite 4 and RefWorks Citation Manager for Word 2016 on Mac.

Related UBC Library Research Guide