Use RefWorks to organize your research & generate citations.

Need Help?

Make an appointment with Kay Cunningham (email:

Did You Know?

RefWorks is available to CBU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You'll be able to use RefWorks after you graduate -- you just have to establish your account from a CBU computer.


NOTICE: See the NEW REFWORKS - 2016 research guide for information on transferring to the new program.

What is RefWorks?

  • A web-based bibliographic citation manager
  • Use it to organize research--both personal and in collaboration with others, create personal databases, and generate bibliographies in APA, MLA, Turabian, and hundreds of other styles.
  • Available to all CBU faculty, staff, and students. Students have life-long access, so you can continue to use it as alumni.

Get Started

Step 1 - Create a RefWorks Account:

  1. Connect to RefWorks ( If you get a message about an unsecure server, add it as an exception.
  2. Click "Sign up for an individual account."
  3. Fill in the form. Create a username and password (does not have to match your CBU email login).
  4. Submit form. You'll receive a confirmation email with your username and password which you'll use to access RefWorks from off-campus.

Step 2 - Create a Database:

  • As you do research, start loading references into RefWorks.

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