RefWorks is a service offered by the Colgate University Libraries to all Colgate students, faculty and staff. You can use RefWorks to create your own personal databases by entering your own references and by importing references from the catalog and many of the online databases to which the Colgate Libraries subscribe. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the notes and the bibliography in seconds. As a Web-based product, RefWorks is available across various platforms including Windows and Macintosh computers. Your RefWorks databases are stored on the Web and can be accessed by you from anywhere you can access the Web.
Refworks is integrated with Microsoft Word via the Write'n'cite plug-in. This can be downloaded from the tools menu once you have logged in and is installed on all the computers in the Libraries.
The current release of Write n' Cite (version 4) is NOT recommended due to performance and technical issues. The Libraries and ITS have installed version 3 on all the public computers. Select the PREVIOUS VERSIONS link under the download. The only exception to this recommendation is for Macintosh computers running an OS of 10.7 or higher as the earlier installers will not run.
The Colgate Libraries have a site license to RefWorks, and there is no cost to individual Colgate users. To register for your account you must be logged in to the Colgate network. Once registered, you can use the account from anywhere in the world using the group code which you get when you register or you can get from Reference.
Access RefWorks Account
New users should click on the link at the top of the login box
"sign up for a new account"
To learn to use RefWorks, register or log in, then click on the Tutorial link that appears in the RefWorks banner at the top of the page.
These pages provide guidance for adding refences from the various resources which the Library provides.