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RefWorks is a web-based personal citation manager that allows you to create, manage and organize a personal database of citations, generate reference lists in the citations style of your choice, and insert citations in your papers.

How does RefWorks Compare to Endnote and Reference Manager?

RefWorks, EndNote and Reference Manager all help you manage your citations and format your papers or manuscripts. RefWorks has the advantage of being web-based. It is available from any computer with Internet access and is free to all UMB students, faculty and staff. Both EndNote and Reference Manager allow for greater customization and include the ability to store and cite images.  These programs may be more appropriate for very large scale and complex projects. Citations can be easily exchanged among all three programs, which allows for flexibility. Endote and Reference Manager is available as software that can be purchased. There is also a free web-based version of Endnote via the HS/HSL's subscription to Web of Science, but it is limited in functionality compared to the purchased version of Endnote. To access this you can go to the Web of Science Database and click on the Endnote link. You will only have access to this account while you are affiliated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Getting Started with RefWorks

You can get started with using RefWorks in several different ways:

RefWorks Guides