RefWorks is an online bibliographic management program that allows users to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats.

Using RefWorks

To use RefWorks for the first time, create a RefWorks account

  • click on Sign up for an Individual Account
  • complete the registration page and create an individual login and password (you must use your official UNSW email address)
  • a confirmation email detailing your UNSW login name, password and group code, will be sent to you
  • you will be taken directly to UNSW RefWorks to begin research

Once you have set up your account, use your nominated login name and password to access
UNSW RefWorks

When you access RefWorks from off-campus, you need to authenticate using your staff/student number and zPass.

Guides and tutorials

RefWorks online tutorial page

Guides and helpsheets from the RefWorks website - also includes information on output styles and filters