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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?


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

To get started using RefWorks, select Create Your RefWorks Account  from the menu on the left.

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