Getting started

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool that can help you collect, store, organize, cite and share your references.

This guide provides the following information on how to:

Additional information can be obtained by watching RefWorks' YouTube channel.

Changes to your RefWorks account

In May 2015, University of Ottawa RefWorks accounts were migrated from Scholar's Portal’s Canadian server to RefWorks’ main servers in the United States. All your references, folders, attachments and shares were migrated successfully.

Important points

  • Unique login name - If your current login name was already in use by another RefWorks user, you received an e-mail message with details on how to access your account and adjust your username.
  • Write-N-Cite - If you have not already done so, you will need to uninstall your current version of Write-N-Cite and install ProQuest for Word by accessing your RefWorks account. 
  • RefGrab-It bookmarklet - Delete your current bookmark from your browser and install RefGrab-It by accessing your RefWorks account.


Login to RefWorks

What is the Group Code? (required to create a new account)

Contact us

Local support (uOttawa)

ProQuest support