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The New Refworks: Basics

Basics of the research tool

What is the new Refworks?

The New Refworks is a web based research tool that can help you to easily cite, organize and manage your research. In addition to these main features, you can also share your research and folders with your friends or colleagues to work together.

How to create an account?

In order to create a Refworks account, the first thing you need to do is visit our library’s web page ( and find Refworks within databases. After that steps please click on Go to Refworks button on the opening page.

You can also use this link to reach Refworks (

And now all you have to do is choose create account link and fill in the information that system needed.  The important thing you should be careful is that you have to use your university / institutional Email address to sign up.

The New Refworks - How to create an account video

Accessing RefWorks, Creating an Account, and Logging in

How to access RefWorks, create your own personal account, and log in

About VPN Connection


Refworks the research tool can only be used on campus. In order to use this tool outside of campus you have to download VPN.