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RefWorks Guide: Home

This guide describes how to find RefWorks on the library's website and how to create an account. Links are provided to other guides on how to use RefWorks.

About RefWorks

RefWorks is web-based software from ProQuest that allows you to

  • import references from online databases
  • organize your references
  • insert citations into the body of your paper
  • create a bibliography.
RefWorks is free to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliates. You can login to your RefWorks account from any computer with access to the internet.

Steps to creating a RefWorks account

Before creating a new account, call the Briscoe Library at 210-567-2440 to ask for your institution's Access Code. You will need to verify that you are affiliated with the UT Health Science Center.

  1. From the Library Home Page, move your mouse to the Databases tab on the left and then click on RefWorks in the drop down menu.
  2. Enter the institution's access code in the white box and click on Check.
  3. Type in your institutional email address--must include to be recognized.
  4. Create a password for your account. This is not the same as your institutional domain account password, and it will only change if you reset it from inside RefWorks.
  5. Check your email for an activation link from ProQuest. Once you click on the link, you are ready to use RefWorks.

Login to your RefWorks Account

  1. From the RefWorks page, Click on Log In on the top right of your screen
  2. Enter your Email and Password
  3. Click Log In.

Note: If you are away from the campus, first log in using the Off Campus Login button. This will ensure that you can search databases, save citations and PDFs to RefWorks, and link to the full text of articles from inside RefWorks.


Jonquil Feldman
Associate Library Director
Liaison to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Need Help?

For instruction and basic troubleshooting on RefWorks
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment.
Tel: (210) 567-2440

Visit The Libraries Get Help page.

RefWorks Technical Support
Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Tel: (800) 889-3358
or   (734) 707-2513