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A Guide to Chemistry Research

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RefWorks helps you collect and organize references, then generates a rough draft of your bibliography with the push of a button. DU provides free access to RefWorks for current students, faculty, and staff -- just use your DU email when you register for an account. You can create more than one RefWorks account if you need both a personal account and a group account for a class project:

You can access RefWorks from the library homepage, or via the following link:

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RefWorks recently launched a new platform, but you can still access the legacy version if you're not ready to make the switch.

New RefWorks platform:

1. Create an account, or

2. Log in to an existing account:

Legacy RefWorks platform:

1. Create an account, or

2. Log in to an existing account:

Learn how RefWorks can help you format citations

Get started using our RefWorks Cheat Sheet, which covers how to import references; organize references into folders; create bibliographies; and navigate RefWorks:


One of the most Frequently Asked Questions for the legacy RefWorks is how to add different citation styles to your "Favorites" list:

RefWorks can output references in a large variety of citation styles. To access different styles:

Step 1: Open Output Style Manager

choose Bibliography> from your RefWorks main menu and select Output Style Manager

Step 2: Add style to Favorites list

In the Output Style Manager, select the style you need, and add it to your list of favorites by highlighting the name of the style and clicking the green Add to Favorites arrow

Learn advanced RefWorks skills

See the official RefWorks LibGuide for advanced tips and tricks!