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Workshops and Classes: Referencing: Refworks

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Referencing: RefWorks

RefWorks is a web based reference management tool for Windows and Macs which helps you to collect and manage references and insert them into your Word document as in-text citations or footnotes and generate bibliographies. This online introduction to RefWorks is open to all University of Oxford students and staff.

You will be asked ahead of the session to sign up to RefWorks. Instructions for how to do this will be shared with you upon booking. You will not be given dedicated exercises to complete during the session, but having RefWorks installed allows you to follow along while the instructors are present (if you wish) and gives you time to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during installation of the software.

We also invite you to send any questions you have in advance to for the instructors to cover in the session. There will also be opportunities to ask questions in the class.



  • Understand RefWorks and what it can do for you
  • Add references to RefWorks from a range of sources
  • Manage your references
  • Add in text citations and /or footnotes to your papers
  • Create bibliographies
  • Get help with RefWorks

Intended Audience:  Oxford Students, researchers and other staff plus Oxford alumni.

Dates and booking

Next date TBA > Booking closed

Notice of recording

Each live online training session will be recorded for accessibility and inclusivity reasons, and will be shared with all attendees after the session. It may also be put onto Canvas (Oxford University’s virtual learning environment) to enable other Oxford University members with SSO to view it.

You can find a live recording of this workshop at Single Sign On is required to view the live recording.

More information


Presenters: Helen Bond, Beth Paton, Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield, Helen Scott

Format:  Live presentation with plenty of Q&A.

What you will need? You will need to provide your own computer with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge) or preferably have the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed.  Please read our guidance notes below on using Teams. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.

Find out more
Go to our LibGuides page Managing your references for information on reference management software, in particular RefWorks.