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About RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based program used to organize your citations and automatically generate an APA 6th edition formatted bibliography.

RefWorks is compatible with citations you find in the Adler University Library databases, as well as other citations you can type in.

You can organize citations using folders within RefWorks. This is useful for working on multiple topics.

You can save citations in RefWorks and export them to Microsoft Word, and other programs.


How to use RefWorks

Below are the instructions for using refworks at Adler University.

Creating and organizing folders in RefWorks

You can create folders in RefWorks to organize your research. Here's how:

  1. Log into your RefWorks account.
  2. Click the "New Folder" box
  3. In the pop-up window, name your folder.
  4. Select "Create."
  5. You just created your folder! It will appear on the menu on the right-hand side of the screen, under "Folders."
  6. Using the check marks beside citations, select the citations you want to put into a folder.
  7. Select a folder to put these citations in by perusing the drop-down menu from the folder icon.
  8. Select the folder you wish to move these citations.
  9. On the right-hand menu on your screen, click on a folder to view the citations you have added to this folder.