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IEE 594: Industrial Engineering Graduate Seminar

Introduction to the ASU Library and literature searching.

RefWorks: How to Make Record Keeping Easy

Citation management software helps you not only keep track of those references but also helps you format the references into different citations styles.  You may have used some of this type of software or the simpler citation maker software as an undergraduate -  RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley ... are some of the more popular ones.   

At ASU you are provided with RefWorks ( but you may choose to use another software package if you, your instructor or dissertation/thesis advisor prefer.  Please note, however, that the ASU Library only provides assistance and technical support for RefWorks.     

To access RefWorks: 

  • Go to, or 
  • From the Libraries' home page (, scroll the page down to the bottom of the center column and under "Frequently Used Resources", click on RefWorks. 

Want to Know More About RefWorks Right Now?!

Want to know more about what RefWorks can do for you?  RefWorks provides a complete set of 30 tutorials running for slightly over two hours.   

There's no need to view all the tutorials, we recommend the following to get you started:

1.0 Introduction (47s)

1.1 Accessing RefWorks, Creating an Account and Logging In (2m 53s)
To access the ASU version of RefWorks, go to or go to the Libraries home page at scroll down to "Most Used Resources" and click on the "RefWorks"

1.2 Adding References Using Direct Export (2m 14s)

1.3 Organizing Imported References into Folders (2m 7s)

1.5 Creating a Bibliography (1m 53s)

2.2 Adding References by Importing Text Files (2m 9s)

2.3 Adding References by Manual Entry (1m 55s)

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