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 Binghamton University 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.

Upcoming Workshops

Intro to RefWorks
Monday, January 29, 2018
6–7 p.m.
Bartle Library Instruction Lab (Newcomb Reading Room)
click to register

                    Intro to RefWorks (UDC)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:30–1:30 p.m.
DC 123 (UDC computer lab)
click to register

RefWorks Advanced
Monday, March 12, 2018
Noon–1 p.m.
Bartle Library Instruction Lab (Newcomb Reading Room)
click to register

                    RefWorks Advanced (UDC)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:45–5:45 p.m.
DC 123 (UDC computer lab)
click to register

Alumni Access

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

However, material obtained via Get It! Button or accessible only behind Lock Icon 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.