Guide to RefWorks

To Get Started in RefWorks:

  1. If you are creating your account from off campus, be sure to set up your computer for off-campus access.  Click here for more information.
  2. Go to Refworks and create a username and password; this information will be emailed to you as well.
  3. View RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short video tutorial, to learn basic RefWorks functions.  Hosted on JMUtube, created by our education librarian.


There are three ways citations can be imported into your RefWorks account, depending on the database you're using:

Organizing and searching within your RefWorks account:

Click on the Search button to:

Creating bibliographies and in-text citations:


Exporting to Refworks:

Need more help?

• Use the tutorials on the RefWorks website - for more options, log into RefWorks, click on Help, then Tutorial RefWorks for Advanced, RefShare, or Output tutorials

• Contact Carrier Reference 540-568-6150 or Rose Reference 540-568-2731
Email the Public Services Desk.