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RefWorks Quick Start Guide: RefWorks Basics

Getting started with RefWorks

Citation Managers


RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic citation manager tool, is available from the list of library databases. In addition to the videos below, refer to the quick start guide for more information.

EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and Others

Other bibliographic citation manager programs exist in the marketplace. With our educational technology funding and site license for RefWorks, however, we do not provide access or support to other products, other than the information below.

To enable OpenURL links, enter for the OpenURL path. 

The Bibliographic Database Management Software guides at the UW-Madison Library Website provide some tips for using these programs. For further assistance using bibliographic citation manager software, contact the software maker.

What is RefWorks?

Introduction to RefWorks

Creating Bibliographies

What's new about RefWorks?

In addition to the citation management features you're used to, the New RefWorks introduces drag-and-drop capabilities with the ability to upload and collaboratively annotate documents. If you're using the legacy RefWorks, it's easy to migrate your sources to the New RefWorks.

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