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Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:RefWorks
Bref Description:Reference and citation management software
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Windows Software
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:reference management, citation management, study, academic writing, research
EdTech Tool Uses:RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool help students, researchers and writers gather, manage, store and share all types of bibliographical information. Its best-known use is for the generation of citations and bibliographies for academic works. RefWorks allows users to create personal databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References can be quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases, or the details entered directly into the database using a number of pre-set fields (author, title, publisher, etc.). Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds using the Write-N-Cite plugin for Microsoft Word. You can choose from a variety of referencing styles (e.g. Harvard, MLA, Chicago, etc.) and quickly and easily switch between these and reformat the paper as desired. Because RefWorks offers an online solution to reference management, it can be accessed from any device with internet access, meaning it is not 'tied' to any one computer. This also allows for collaboration and sharing with other RefWorks users (as/if desired).
Education Level(s):
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Free trial (e.g: 30 days) then need to pay for it
Educational License/Discount: A number of HEIs (e.g: DCU and NCI in Ireland) have institutional licences for RefWorks, meaning it is freely available to students and staff.
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