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Login to RefWorks:

Login to RefWorks

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.

However : always check your bibliography, some editing may be required. You still need to have an understanding of the referencing style your School requires.


For further information and guidance see the further tabs at the top of this box.

For more help: please contact


To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Use login from my institution.
  3. Choose Teesside University from the pull-down list of institutions.
  4. Enter your university IT username and password.
  5. Enter your University email address and select Check.
  6. Fill in the form - enter your first and last name, your subject area and role within the university, Click on Next.
  7. Keep selecting Next to go through some of the important features of using RefWorks then on Done.

Useful Links:

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There are a number of different ways to add references into your RefWorks account:

Other useful links:

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Once you have your references in your account you can organise and manage these in a variety of ways:

Other useful links:

Online tutorials:

There are a number of ways to create a bibliography from your references:

Remember: you still need to check through your bibliography and understand what is required from correct referencing.

Other useful links:

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You can share your collection of references and collaborate with others who have a RefWorks account:

Other useful links:

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