New: RefWorks! Collect Citations and Auto-Format Bibliographies

Now you can automatically create bibliographies in three simple steps! After creating an account on the RefWorks website, collect all your research citations in one place, and then use the RefWorks program to automatically create citations and format bibliographies in your papers. You can access your RefWorks account from any computer connected to the internet, and you can even keep your RefWorks account as an alumnus. (1) Start by making an account on the RefWorks website. (2) Next, as you do research, use library database features or the RefWorks browser plugin to automatically send citations to your RefWorks account. (3) Finally, use the RefWorks Microsoft Word plugin to create citations and bibliographies for your paper. (Mac Pages users can use a slightly different process outlined here.) To learn more about using the program, see the RefWorks company’s series of tutorials here. And don’t forget, Northeastern University also provides a subscription to EndNote. Which one should I use? In general, RefWorks is better for undergraduates and researchers needing to share references, while EndNote has a higher learning curve but more features and is better for graduate students, faculty, and staff involved in deep research projects. For more information, see our in-depth comparison chart. Contact us if you need help with RefWorks or EndNote!

3 thoughts on “New: RefWorks! Collect Citations and Auto-Format Bibliographies”

  1. RefWorks Write-N-Cite III is asking for a group code. Program will not work without it. What’s up with that?

    Once we install the MS Word Write-N-Cite III program, after clicking on the MS Word “Add-Ins” tab, then clicking on Write-N-Cite, how do we log into Write-N-Cite to make it work?

    BTW, Endnote V4 has inconsistencies with APA-6. I will be happy to share details if someone can send me a POC.

  2. Hi Bud,
    You should not need a group code. Here’s basic instructions about that, from one of my colleagues:
    “We’ve made it so people don’t need the group code as long as they log into RefWorks from the library page here:
    Users just need to click on where it says ‘RefWorks website’.” — this will get you into RefWorks itself without a group code.

    For Write-N-Cite, notice where it says “IMPORTANT” on the page I linked above — you may need to configure Write-N-Cite with our custom Northeastern URL, as described on that page. Once you do this, you’ll need two logins when you launch it: your myNEU login and password, and then your RefWorks account login information.

  3. If you have more problems, with RefWorks or EndNote, the best person to contact is Amanda Rust, the author of this blog post. She can be reached at a.rust[at] You can also try me at re.bailey[at]

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