RefWorks: Welcome to RefWorks

Brief guide to using RefWorks in the USC Libraries environment.

What is RefWorks and creating an account

​RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that helps you keep track of your research, organize citations, and create bibliographies. 

Access to RefWorks is available to all USC students, faculty and staff at no cost. Alumni can also access RefWorks after graduation if an account was created as a student.

RefWorks released a new version in 2016. To create an account, see below.

Creating an account using new RefWorks:

  1. Go to http://refworks.proquest.com.
  2. Select Create Account.
  3. Enter your USC email and select the Check button.
    • You will get a confirmation on the next screen about RefWorks being available at USC.
  4. Enter a password to create the new account and select the Sign Up button.
  5. An activation email will be sent to your USC email address.
    • To start using RefWorks, check your USC email and click on the activation link.

RefWorks - legacy version
USC Libraries will be supporting the classic version of RefWorks until December 2017. Starting January 2018, we will only be supporting the new version of RefWorks. We highly suggest moving all your references to the new version soon. It’s simple!

Follow these instructions to move your references to the new version.

To log in to the RefWorks (legacy), go to: www.refworks.com

RefWorks Videos

The series of videos below highlight the different features of RefWorks. More videos are available on the RefWork's Youtube channel.

Contacts

For questions about RefWorks, contact:

Chimene Tucker

cetucker@usc.edu

213-740-2332

Melanee Vicedo

vicedo@usc.edu

213-740-0545