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What is RefWorks?

New Refworks

Refworks is an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers gather, manage, store, and share information and generate citations and bibliographies. It's free for Georgetown students and faculty.

Legacy Refworks (old or "orange" Refworks) was retired on June 30, 2023. Legacy accounts are no longer accessible.

Getting Started with Refworks

  1. Create a free Refworks account. Look for Create account at the bottom of the sign in screen.
  2. Get some tools. From the Refworks main page, click on Tools (wrench icon) > Tools. You can get add-ons for Microsoft Word or Google Docs, and "Save to Refworks" to save webpages quickly into Refworks. (For more information: Connecting your Browser, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs to Refworks.)
  3. Add references. Look for the Refworks button in HoyaSearch to quickly and easily add records . See the Adding References tab for full details.


Learn more in the Refworks User Guide, or watch a video tutorial:

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