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RefWorks and EndNote Research Guide: Getting Started with RefWorks

This guide provides information on citing sources and managing references with RefWorks and EndNote.

RefWorks Resources

Getting Started

Step 1: Create a RefWorks Account

Go to and click on the link titled "Sign Up for a New Account".  When creating an account use your Bentley University email address.


When creating a new RefWorks Account enter your Bentley University email address and select a username that you will use when you login to your account.  You will also need to give yourself a password you can remember.

Step 2: Adding Citations to RefWorks (manually)

After logging in to RefWorks click on the 'References" drop down menu and select "Add New Reference" to begin building your RefWorks database.

Select the type of citation you are creating -- "View Fields Used By"(APA, MLA, Chicago, and more) and the type of resource you used -- "Ref type" (Book, Dissertation, Journal Article, Journal Electronic, etc.).  RefWorks will provide a Green check-mark beside each feield that it required for a citation to be complete. 


Click on the "Save Citation" button when done.  Now you are ready to enter another citation.

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