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RefWorks helps you manage your bibliography and citations, and can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet. You store your citations on the RefWorks website, and use a Microsoft Word plugin to automatically create bibliographies. RefWorks is licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students.

Create or Access your RefWorks Account

It's best to log into RefWorks via this page on the library website. We route you through the Northeastern log-in to make some off-campus functions work more smoothly. If you do not already have an account, start with "create new account".

Get the Group Code

Log in here with your myNEU username and password to get the group code. Please do not share the group code with anyone outside of the Northeastern community.

Get the RefWorks plugin for Word

  • 1. Log into your account on the RefWorks website.
  • 2. Go to Tools --> Write-N-Cite. Download the appropriate version of the Write-N-Cite Microsoft Word plugin, for either Windows or Mac. This installs a toolbar directly into Microsoft Word.
  • 3. Mac Pages and other word processors use the One Line/Cite View process.

Start Here for RefWorks Help

For tutorials and other support, see this help guide from RefWorks; you can even sign up for training webinars, again provided by RefWorks.


  • For help using RefWorks: Ask a Librarian
  • For immediate help from the RefWorks company: (775) 327-4105, 9am to 8pm Eastern time.

Use RefWorks As an Alum

It's part of our whole suite of services for alumni.