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Barwon Health Library Service: RefWorks (Citation Manager)

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RefWorks is a reference management system where you can:

  1. Collect citations
  2. Manage citations
  3. Cite using proper formatting in a variety of citation styles (e.g. APA, AMA, Vancouver, etc)
  4. Share research with colleagues

Since RefWorks is accessible from the web, it can be used from any computer connected to the internet.

Legacy RefWorks accounts were upgraded on 1 May 2023.  If you had a Legacy RefWorks account you can login to the new RefWorks by using your Legacy RefWorks credentials. 

Login to RefWorks

To create a RefWorks account, please email us and you will be sent links and information to get you started, including the Barwon Health access code.

Book A Consultation with a Librarian if you would like assistance to use RefWorks. 

Alternatively, view the RefWorks Video tutorials.


Helpful Hints

  • Sharing Folders

  1. Select 'Sharing' in the left hand menu. 

  2. Use the drop down to choose the folder you wish to share.  Select the appropriate access setting. 

  3. Click on Create Public URL – you can copy and paste the resulting URL into an email or document.  Alternatively, add email addresses in the box under 'Shared with' and select the level of access/permission. 

Note: The folder can also be accessed by other Barwon Health RefWorks account holders by marking it 'Anyone within your organization may join this folder'.  It is then accessible by clicking on 'Folders at Barwon Health', under Sharing, in the left hand menu.

For more information please view the video tutorial Collaboration Through Sharing in RefWorks.


Getting Citations from RefWorks into your Word Document (Write-n-Cite)

Write-n-Cite is an add-on for Microsoft Word that enables you to run a simplified version of RefWorks inside Word. 

Write-n-Cite enables you to access and cite your references while working in Word, even if you are currently offline. 

For more information see Write-n-Cite or the video tutorial Writing with RefWorks.