RefWorks guidance

RefWorks is a bibliographic management tool.  It allows you to store, manage and organise your references.  

Detailed advice on all aspects of RefWorks is available in our extensive How to use RefWorks guide and additional RefWorks: Importing from Databases: Procedures guide.

RefWorks and Systematic Reviews

RefWorks may assist you to complete your systematic review by allowing you to:

Store and organise details of articles and other materials

  • You can create a folder for your systematic review on RefWorks and, as you search the library databases, export details of articles likely to be relevant to your review to RefWorks and transfer them into that folder. 
  • You can also manually create records for items, such as grey literature, not found on databases.

Remove duplicate citations for the same studies

  • RefWorks allows you to search for and remove duplicate records for the same article which you have located on different databases.

Enter in-text citations and/or generate a reference list in your written review

  • You can use RefWorks to insert in-text citations and/or generate a reference list in your written review in RGU Harvard or RGU Vancouver format. 
  • However you MUST check that all of your citations and references comply with our RGU Harvard Guide or RGU Vancouver Guide before submitting your review for marking. (RefWorks allows you to pull together citations from different databases which may have been recorded in slightly different ways - so some minor editing will be required to ensure complete compliance with RGU styles).
  • If you are a member of staff and wish to use a different style of referencing, RefWorks may allow you to select and use that style.  Please contact us if you would like further information.

RefWorks classes and drop-ins

If you are new to RefWorks why not sign up for one of our RefWorks for Beginners classes. 

If you need a quick refresher, or have a question, why not come along to a library drop-in.

Details of all classes and drop-ins are available in our Calendar of classes.