RefWorks: Getting Started

Guide to the new Refworks platform, a citation and document management tool.

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Create your Account

To create a RefWorks account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Refworks signup page
  2. Enter your BU email address. 
  3. Once your email address has been verified, create your password.
  4. You will receive an email containing a link to confirm the creation of your account. Click the link provided to access your account.

That's all! You're ready to start adding sources.

If you have a legacy RefWorks account, you still need to create a new RefWorks account. You will be able to import references from your legacy account into your new account. For detailed directions, see the "Adding Sources from Legacy Accounts" section.

New accounts cannot be set up on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones. However, after you have created an account, you can use RefWorks on mobile devices.

Alumni Access

As long as you retain access to your binghamton.edu email address, you will have access to your Refworks account. 

However, material obtained via  or accessible only behind is only accessible to current student, staff and faculty at Binghamton Univeristy; or from on-campus computers. 

Guide maintained by Julia Glauberman &  Aleshia Huber; created by Sarah Hilger for Illinois iLIS Internship, Spring 2016.