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How do I use Refworks?

How do I manage my bibliographic references using Refworks?

Refworks is an application for managing citations that enables export of references from different information sources in the OU library databases.

Refworks enables users to work with a word processor to create a bibliography and notes that correspond to the different citation styles (APA, MLA, Turbian, Chicago, etc.).

Refworks is a web-based application, allowing users to use it from anywhere, anytime. Using Refworks requires initial registration. Further details on Refworks and online tutorials are available on