Give RefWorks a try

RefWorks is web-based bibliographic management software. Does that make sense? I didn’t think so. So here’s what it really is: an online program that allows you to upload, save, and format article and book citations. Like EndNote (which you can get for free through Duke), RefWorks also formats your bibliography for you.

Right now, Duke has a trial subscription to RefWorks. Through June 30, 2007, any Duke user can use RefWorks for free.

To create an account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to from any computer at Duke.
  2. Click on Sign Up for an Individual Account.
  3. Enter the appropriate information and click on Register.

Like instructions? Check out the RefWorks Quick Start Guide or the RefWorks tutorials.

You can use RefWorks off-campus: just enter Duke’s group code RWDukeUniv.

If you have any questions regarding the trial, or feedback on RefWorks, please contact me, Joan Petit.

Written by Joan Petit

4 thoughts on “Give RefWorks a try”

  1. Hi, any word on what’s going to happen after the trial period? It’s not worth to invest the effort if it’s only for a month. Thanks!

    — gary

  2. Gary, so far we don’t have know what will happen after the trial period–it depends, in part, on what folks who try it out think and on how many users it attracts.

    So we’d love for users to give it a try, even though it may mean you may not have access to it for free afterwards.

    For what it’s worth, if you love it but Duke does not get a site license, you can pay RefWorks for an individual subscription.

  3. Any update on whether or not we’ll get RefWorks? I think it’s a lot easier than Endnote and possibly more useful.

  4. Ricardo, I thought that you might be interested in knowing that we’re currently looking into getting a university-wide site license for RefWorks. Stay tuned, and thanks for letting us know that you found it useful!

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