RefWorks is web-based reference management software available to students and staff at University of West London. It allows you to insert in-text citations (or footnotes) to a word-processed document and build a reference list/bibliography.

All new users of RefWorks, need to create an account on the New RefWorks. You will be asked to enter your UWL email address in order to do this, which will identify you to the system as a member of UWL.

If you are already working with the old (“legacy”) version of RefWorks, you will, if you prefer, be able to continue using this for the time being. However, you are advised to migrate your work to the new version to take advantage of its higher level of functionality and ease of use. Access to the older version will be withdrawn shortly.

University of West London uses the ‘Cite them Right’ form of the Harvard style. You should ensure that you select this style before trying to format word-processed documents (e.g. in MS Word).

The Library offers training in the use of RefWorks - please contact your Academic Support Librarian. The following guides to both versions of RefWorks are also available: 

Tutorials are available here.

Other training, in the form of RefWorks webinars, is also available here.

Importing references from EndNote or EndNote Web into RefWorks

RefWorks allows you to upload references in an EndNote library (versions 8 or higher), or if stored in EndNote Web you can export them from EndNote and then import them into RefWorks. For instructions, see ‘Converting from other Bibliographic Management Programs’ in the RefWorks help file.

Please note: Users may experience problems using RefWorks with Internet Explorer. We advise using a different internet browser.

If you are having problems, please contact your Academic Support Librarian.

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