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What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is web-based bibliographic software that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Add citations while you write your paper
  • Format a bibliography in a variety of citation styles
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

As a web-based program, RefWorks does not require any software to download and update, and you can access your personal account from any computer connected to the internet.

What it does

RefWorks simplifies the process of documenting sources in your paper by turning this: (sample information about a book in a library catalog)...

Author: Finkelman, Paul, 1949-
Title: Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson / Paul Finkelman.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe
Date: c2001.

...into this (sample entry from a list of references, APA style):

Finkelman, P. (2001). Slavery and the founders: race and liberty in the age of Jefferson (2nd ed.). Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

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