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RefWorks: RefWorks at SCU: Getting Started

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Need Help or Training?

If you want to schedule a training session or have any question, please contact your Refworks guide at SCU:

Andrew Carlos

You can also contact the RefWorks Help Desk by email  (E-mail us )or telephone (1-800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or 1-734-997-4440). The support hours are:   Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Eastern Time


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.   From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all.

RefWorks is the citation management sofware supported by SCU and it's free to all students, faculty, and staff.

Training Videos

For a series of videos on how to use RefWorks, visit the ProQuest YouTube Channel.  See the "Introduction to RefWorks" video below.

Create an Account and Get Started!

  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 account.
  3. 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.