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Refworks, how-to guide

How to Create a RefWorks Account

(If you already have a RefWorks account you can access the site here).

RefWorks is an online, citation manger that will help you to create, organise, store and share your in-text citations and reference lists.

Follow the instructions below to find out how to use your LSBU account to gain access...

1) Create a RefWorks account by signing up.

2) Type in your university email address into the search box in the middle of the screen and then click ‘Check’.

3) Create a password. Your school email address will be your log in name.

4) You will be sent an email with an activation link. Once you click on this link, you will be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and school.

5) You may also be asked whether you want to add the Save To RefWorks tool to your browser to easily add website references to RefWorks and whether you would like to add Write and Cite to Microsoft Word, (the latter will not work with Microsoft 365). 

Finally, you will be brought directly to your account and are ready to begin adding your references. 

To return to your RefWorks account at a later date, you can log into your account at the top right hand corner of the sign-up screen.