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RefWorks: Getting Started

Explore RefWorks, a web based reference manager available to staff and students of the university.




A web based reference management program that is freely available to unimelb students.




Provides essential descriptive information about a book or a journal article.


in-text citation

in text citation

(author date) description of the work used in the essay to show the source of information. The full citation appears in your reference list.



is a list of references

reference list


RefWorks is a web-based reference management program. It's one of a number of programs available for reference management. The University has licenced access to RefWorks and EndNote. There are other options and it's important that you choose one that suits you. 

You can use it to

  • store and organise your references
  • attach PDFs, images or word documents
  • share your folders or documents
  • generate citations and bibliographies

RefWorks is available to staff and students of the university. You keep your account even when you leave the University.

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RefWorks at The University of Melbourne