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RefWorks Basics

This guide was designed to assist you with learning the basics of RefWorks.

Create a RefWorks Account (It is FREE and will save you time!)

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management program that allows faculty, students, and staff at USF to create a personal database of citations. Citations can be imported  from some online databases or entered manually. Citations can be formatted in a variety of output styles, including APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago, as well as the styles required by a number of journals. USF faculty, staff and students have unlimited access to this application. 

  • To access RefWorks

  Go to > RefWorks login center

  • To access RefWorks from off-campus

  Go to > RefWorks login for off-campus use
  Use group code RWUSouthFlor

  • To create a RefWorks account

  Go to > Sign up for an Individual Account


Turn off pop-up blockers

when using RefWorks.