Answered By: Jim Van Fleet
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019     Views: 393

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based service that enables users to create and store lists of citations from anywhere, at any time, and create customized bibliographies. Citations can be added to RefWorks manually or imported from many Library and Instructional Technology databases, including the WorldCat library catalog, and even from Google Scholar.  Your Zotero, EndNote, and other bibliographic files can also be easily converted into RefWorks files. The files that you create can be shared with others, or worked on by a group. The citations can be inserted into Word documents in a citation format you wish to use, such as APA or MLA.

How to get started?

 Log on to an existing account using the old version of RefWorks.  Sign up for a new account using the new version of RefWorks.
*We recommend that you do not use your BU passwords to access RefWorks.

If you are using the old RefWorks and you are off campus, you will be asked for a group code.  Our group code is rwbucknellu 

Additional information about the new version of RefWorks and how to use it can be found at, or at  RefWorks on Youtube.

If you have any questions about RefWorks you can send an email to, stop by the Library Services Desk, or call 570-577-1462.

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