Cite Your Sources Easily with RefWorks

RefWorks, the popular web-based bibliographic management database, is now available to SU students, faculty and staff through a campus-wide license purchased by Syracuse University Library. RefWorks, from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, is a leading online tool for helping students better understand and efficiently manage proper academic citation formats. RefWorks also provides invaluable citation management assistance to any researcher working with a high volume of outside sources.

RefWorks allows students and faculty to pull citations into the RefWorks system when researching the SUMMIT catalog and compatible databases. You can also manually enter references or convert them from related bibliographic software packages like EndNote. RefWorks supports many popular citation styles, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago.To access SU Library’s RefWorks subscription, simply go to the “Cite It!” web page ( and click on RefWorks. No separate software is required. You can create your own personal RefWorks account and manage your bibliographic citations online.

For assistance in using Refworks, contact the Library’s reference service in-person, by phone, or via the web at

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