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Refworks: Quickstart Guide

The more you advance in your academic career, the more important it becomes to have a process to manage your sources. Complete this module for an in-depth look at the RefWorks citation utility.

RefWorks Overview

Now it's your turn to create a RefWorks account. It's a great way to stay organized and a big time-saver when it comes to pulling together your works cited page. If your professor has assigned you this segment of the tutorial you'll need to send them a screenshot of your account homepage with at least one citation uploaded.

Create an Account

1. Go to RefWorks and click on Create Account (located at the bottom of the box).

2. Use your Lynchburg email address to sign up for an account.

3. Your Lynchburg email address becomes your login name.  

4. Create a password.

5. A verification email will be sent.   

6. Click on the link in the verification email and add your name, role, and department affiliation.

7. You will be asked if you’d like to install the Save to RefWorks web browser button. We recommend doing this.

Exporting Citation Practice

1. Once your account is set-up, open a database

2. Try a search for "cultural relativism" 

3. Select an article from the results list and then export the citation to RefWorks. 

4. Keep searching and practicing

5. Send a screenshot of your RefWorks homepage to your instructor