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RefWorks Tutorial: Formatting Your Bibliography

Learn how to use this powerful bibliography software to manage book and journal article citations, and create bibliographies in APA, MLA, or Chicago styles.

Formatting Your Bibliography

RefWorks allows you to make a bibligraphy in a variety of citation styles. 

Most DU classes require one of these bibliographic formats:

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style -- used in social sciences
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) Style -- used in languages and literatures
  • Chicago Style or Turabian -- used in history, political science, and international studies

However, you will find dozens of other styles in RefWorks as well.

Special note: RefWorks is intended to be used as a guide for making bibliographies.  It does not replace the official style manuals.  RefWorks bibliographies may contain errors.  Always check your RefWorks bibliography against an official style guide.

To create a bibliography from RefWorks:

1.  Login to your RefWorks account and click on the "Create Bibliography" button.

2.  Choose your citation style.

3.  Choose the option to Format a Bibliography from a List of References.

4.  Choose your output option (HTML, Doc etc.)

5.  Choose the folder for the citations you would like to have included in the bibliography.


Reference Librarian

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