RefWorks is a cloud-based program that allows you to manage your citations and bibliographies from any computer with an Internet connection. All of your citations are stored in your online RefWorks account, and you can use a plugin in for Microsoft Word or Google Docs to add the citations to your research papers and assignments. RefWorks is licensed for use by Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.
Create or Log-in to RefWorks Account
You can create or log in to your RefWorks account at RefWorks.proquest.com. To sign up for an account, click “Create Account” and sign up with your Northeastern email address.
If you previously signed up for an account with the older version of RefWorks, you will need to create an account in the new RefWorks to avoid losing your saved references.
To import your references from the old RefWorks to your new RefWorks account, follow these steps: https://youtu.be/vxcejyKCB5g
Link RefWorks to Microsoft Word or Google Docs
Linking your RefWorks account to Word or Google Docs can make it even easier to add citations to your papers and assignments.
To link RefWorks to Word, you’ll need to know the operating system and version of Word your computer uses. To select the proper version, log in to your RefWorks account and click on the “More” menu option (next to the magnifying glass).
Then, select “Tools.” Under Cite in Microsoft Word, click the “Other Windows and Mac Versions” link to select the appropriate software to download.
To link RefWorks to Google Docs, log in to your RefWorks account and click on the “More” menu option (next to the magnifying glass). Then, select “Tools.” Under Cite in Google Docs, click “Get the Add-on.”
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