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HIST 174: Protest and Activism: U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s (Gudgeirsson): RefWorks Exercise

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a research management tool that facilitates the collection and management of citations to articles, books, web pages and many other types of sources. It allows you to organize your citations into folders, keep track of them in your papers, and produce bibliography formatted in the style of your choice.

Creating a RefWork Account

Follow these simple steps to create your RefWorks account:

  1.  Go to and click on the “Sign up” link.
  2.  Fill in your information making sure to use your institutional address (you cannot sign up with,, etc.). Using your institutional email address will help us determine if you are entitled to an institutional account.

NOTE:  You will receive an email with a link to complete the registration process.  Once you activate your account, you’ll get access immediately and can get started managing your documents. 

Adding the "Save to Refwork" Button to Your Browser

This tool will help you save citations in databases and export them directly to your RefWorks account.  Follow these steps to install it into your favorite browser:

  1. In RefWorks, click on “Tools” in the menu bar; then select “Tools” again
  2. Click on “Install “Save to Refworks”
  3. Select “Save to Refworks” and drag it to your bookmark bar.


RefWorks Exercise

The RefWork exercise will be distributed in class.

To Learn More About RefWorks

Go to the RefWorks Libguide

You will find information on how to get started, how to get your citations into RefWorks, how to create bibliographies in the citation style of your choice, how to insert in-text citations and footnotes as you write your paper, and more!