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RefWorks: How Can It Help You?

RefWorks is a web-based citation management system. The system can:

  • export references from databases
  • organize references
  • store articles
  • supply space and tools to add notes about the references and articles
  • share folders
  • format citations and references lists in hundreds of citation styles
  • insert properly formatted in-text citations (or footnotes) and references lists (or bibliographies or works cited lists) when using Microsoft Word or Google Docs

RefWorks and Write-N-Cite Guides From RefWorks

The Write-N-Cite tool needs to be downloaded; unlike RefWorks which is web-based, WNC is located on your computer

UDThesis Styles

Why Citation Styles?

Citation styles provide consistency in the documentation of references and in-text citations.

Once you get the hang of a style it is easier to write your references and read article references since the elements of the citation are written consistently.

Each discipline and many individual journals have their own styles, meaning that there are hundreds of styles.

The most commonly used styles are the ones developed for disciplines:

Humanities -- MLA (Modern Language Association)
History -- Chicago (University of Chicago Press)
Sciences  and Social Sciences -- APA (American Psychological Association)

More style guides

Citation Styles: Just How Many are There?

Guides Covering Multiple Sources

ACS style guide (American Chemical Society)

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

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