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How to Use RefWorks

This guide will show you how to create your account in ProQuest RefWorks, use RefWorks to organize your citations, and use your citations in Word and Google Docs.

What is RefWorks?

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  • is a citation management tool that formats your bibliographies in APA, MLA, and many other citation styles
  • is free to Wayne State University students, faculty, staff and other affiliated users
  • helps store and organize your research
  • is an essential tool for those preparing theses or dissertations
  • integrates your citations with Word and Google Docs
  • is in the cloud, so you can access it anywhere