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Getting started

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows you to create and manage your own personal database of useful references. You can then use these to quickly compile a bibliography for your reports and papers.

It also allows you to collaborate and share your research with colleagues.

What does it do?

  • You can import references directly from a number of online databases
  • It allows you to organise, store and manage your references
  • It allows you to automatically format your bibliography in a variety of styles
  • It allows you to share your references with colleagues

How do I login?

  • Click on the RefWorks logo below.

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  • Select Teesside University from the pull-down list of institutions.
  • Enter your ICT account username and password into the box on this page and then login.


*The first time you login to RefWorks you will have to register by completing the online form.

Do not try and login via the Login name and Password boxes on the RefWorks main login page  - instead look for the link for Shibboleth Access and then use your university IT username and password.

For help in using RefWorks contact

We are happy to arrange one-to-one tutorials - please contact your Academic Librarians for your School to arrange an appointment.

There are many online sources of help:

  • Have a look at the additional pages on this LibGuide
  • RefWorks YouTube Channel - there are various short tutorials created by RefWorks on YouTube.
    Note: - go to the Full Screen view to be able to see the text clearly.
  • RefWorks LibGuide by Proquest - this is the guide produced by Proquest (the company responsible for RefWorks)
  • RefWorks Community - a site that keeps you up-to-date with new developments and offers tips and other useful advice on all things RefWorks.

Succeed @ Tees Workshops: Refworks

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We run a Succeed@Tees workshop on using RefWorks.

Are you jotting down details of useful sources on scraps of paper? Can’t keep track of them? Is referencing and citing a chore?

RefWorks may be the tool that you are looking for.

Come along to this introductory workshop and learn how to:

  • create a RefWorks account and start adding references
  • store, collate and organise your references
  • create a bibliography from these references easily and quickly.

Experience of database searching is necessary for this session.

This academic year there will be workshops on:

  • Succeed@tees workshops are not scheduled to run during the summer vacation, they will resume in the autumn.

These are drop-in - no need to book.

We are also happy to arrange individual tutorials - contact your Academic Librarian to arrange a time.

Materials used in the workshop:

Other Workshops

We also run other Succeed@tees workshops - see for a complete list.


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