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Please note that Proquest are developing a new version of RefWorks and so you will be offered a choice of RefWorks platforms on access to their site.  Please select Legacy RefWorks link in order to continue using the current version.

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers and students easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

RefWorks has numerous publishing partners that allow direct export of references into RefWorks - for example, databases such as Scopus, EbscoHost, SpringerLink. References can be formatted in different citation styles (for example - APA, Harvard, MLA, OSCOLA, Chicago 15th edition) and inserted into Word documents using the Write'n'Cite application.

Direct access

- via University Network

Off University Campus

- Staff and Students
Access to this resource is available for UCLan Staff and Students.

Supporting information

A RefWorks User Guide is available if you require further support in using the resource.

For training on how to use RefWorks you can book onto one of the workshops listed on the IT Skills Training page. 


If you are using a personal device you can download the Write'n'Cite tool from the RefWorks website. First you will need to login to the service then you need to download Write'n'Cite from the 'Tools' menu. Both a Windows and Mac version are available.

For use on campus, go to the Start menu, select Application Catalogue and search for Proquest. Note the information at the bottom of the page and Install. Proquest will then be available in Word as a separate tab. Once selected it will change to RefWorks. See On Campus guide for full details.

The following in-house Referencing Guides explain why, what, when and how to reference:

Further eResources

To find more eResources related to your subject area have a look at our Library Resources for your Subject page.

Please note: The services outlined on these pages are only available to members of the University of Central Lancashire.