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Use RefWorks

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Marilyn Scott
James Branch Cabell Library


Jennifer McDaniel
Tompkins-McCaw Library
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Have an Account?

Log into RefWorks using the link below. You may want to bookmark it.

Log in to access RefWorks

Off-Campus Users:
When you click on the button, you will be prompted for your eID and password. Then you will be passed to RefWorks to log into your account.

Need the Group Code?
Click on the link below to login and see the current Group Code.

VCU Libraries RefWorks Group Code

How Do I Set Up a RefWorks Account?

  1. Use the Log in button above to log into RefWorks
  2. Select 'sign up for a new account'
  3. Follow the prompts

NOTE: You must use a VCU email account address - VCU, MCVH, Qatar. Other accounts will not work.

What is RefWorks and How Will It Help Me?

RefWorks is a Web-based tool that lets you move references (sources) into a single storage place. For example, you may have found sources in a number of databases such as VCU Libraries Search, Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, ERIC, and PubMed. Moving them into RefWorks keeps all your research together.. If your classes require a lot of research-based writing, use RefWorks to organize the materials you find and to produce a list of references in the required style, e.g., APA, MLA, AMA, CSE, Chicago.

RefWorks has many features to help organize sources:

  • tagging
  • folders (labels)
  • author search
  • descriptor (subject) search

Keep Your Account Active

To keep your account active while you are at VCU, be sure to log into your account at least once a year. Low use accounts may be removed without notice after one year of inactivity. Other accounts may be removed after two years of inactivity; owners who are still at VCU will be notified prior to removal.