RefWorks is a user-friendly database system that allows you to create and manage your citations via the Web. It is now site-licensed for Arizona State University students, faculty, staff and affiliates. With RefWorks, you're able to create, search and maintain your own personal citations database. These citations can then be easily inserted in papers or publications, and are automatically added to bibliographies in multiple citation styles. More information about RefWorks
Use of RefWorks requires users to sign up for an individual account at their Website. Keep your Refworks UserID and password handy, and always authenticate from off-campus by entering through the ASU authentication page. First-time users must subscribe for an individual account from this page before accessing your citation management software. Keep your UserID and password safe! ASU does not have access to the RefWorks system to reset passwords. If you lose your password, follow the reset link on the authentication page.
Create your own RefWorks account now.
Exporting Citations From a Database
For instructions on how to export citations from a specific database into RefWorks consult "Importing Citations into Refworks" and select the appropriate database.
Creating Your Citations Database
Once logged into RefWorks, there are a number of ways to enter your citations:
Creating a Bibliography
You can create and format a bibliography from a list of references using a folder of references or all your references. Select the Bibliography button to begin. There are many different citation sytles listed within RefWorks to select from. After selecting the citation style (e.g. Chichago Style etc.) choose the end format for your file (e.g. Word, HTML, Rich Text Format). Click Create Bibliogrpahy. Your bibliography will appear in a new window which you can save to your computer. The resulting bibliogrpahy can be copied and pasted into your paper.
What is Plagiarism?
According to the Council of Writing Program Administrators: "In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately users someone else's language, ideas, or other original (no common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source."
Link to ASU's policy on academic integrity and plagiarism.
Avoiding Plagiarism (Requires Flash) provided by Rutgers Uinversity Libraries