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What is RefWorks?

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RefWorks is an online citation management tool that allows you to collect, store, and manage your scholarly references.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • create your own database of references
  • export references from article databases and from the Web
  • generate in-text citations and bibliographies

See the box below for information on how to create your own RefWorks account!  

Getting Started with RefWorks

  Creating an Account:

  1. Go to RefWorks.
  2. Click on "Sign up for a New Account" along the bottom of the login box.
  3. Put in the group code RWFrontierNU and click the "Find Institution" button.
  4. Fill out the remaining boxes (be sure to use your Frontier email address) and click the "Next" button.
  5. Input the information requested and click "Create Account."
  6. You will now be logged in to your new account.

NOTE: A confirmation email will be sent to you from RefWorks.  

Additional Resources for Help with RefWorks

RefWorks HOW TO Tips

Learn to use RefWorks in 20 minutes (YouTube playlist)

RefWorks 2.0 User Guide

Online RefWorks Help Pages

RefWorks Technical Support:


Phone: 800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or 734-997-4440

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time