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RefWorks Guide: Get Started

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.

Create a RefWorks Account

  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. Select "Refworks" from the database list.
  3. Once the new page opens, click on the link to "Create Account" below the entry box.
  4. Enter your institutional email address--must include or
  5. 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.
  6. Check your email for an activation link from ProQuest. Once you click on the link, you are ready to use RefWorks.

Note: If the system asks for your institution's Access Code, call the Briscoe Library at 210-567-2440. You will need to verify that you are affiliated with the UT Health Science Center.

Overview of Features

Need Help?

RefWorks Technical Support
Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Tel: (800) 889-3358
or   (775) 327-4105


Contact the Library:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
or by appointment.
Tel: (210) 567-2440

Visit The Libraries' Get Help page.

Log into your RefWorks Account

  1. From the RefWorks page, enter your UT Health at San Antonio Network email address and click "Next".
  2. Enter your RefWorks Password and click "Sign 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.

About RefWorks

RefWorks is web-based software from ProQuest that allows users to:

  • import references from online databases

  • organize references

  • insert citations into the body of a paper

  • create a bibliography.

Please note that RefWorks' CSL format styles (Citation Style Language-open source) are available for use in RefWorks and RefWorks Citation Manager but are not supported in Write-N-Cite and GoogleDocs.  You can read more about CSL styles here.

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.