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Postgraduate Researchers

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RefWorks is an online research tool to help you manage your references. On the Library Moodle page, there is a whole section with accompanying videos dedicated to getting you set up and using RefWorks.

It has some particularly useful add-on tools:

Save references on the web. Use Save to RefWorks to add references and full-text to RefWorks from any website.

RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM). For Word 2016 and above. Install the RCM into Word via the Add Ons section in Word (under the Insert tab). If using RHUL's 365 Word the RCM should already be downloaded and can be found in the same area but under the My Add Ons section.

Cite in Google Docs. Use Google Docs to write? Our add-on allows you to insert and edit citations from your RefWorks library while you're working in Docs. It even adds your bibliography for you!

Saving from Library Search. All catalogue records within librarysearch have a RefWorks option which will automatically save the reference to your account.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on create account
  3. Enter your RHUL email address and select Check
  4. Fill in the form - enter your first and last name, your subject area and role within the university, Click on Next
  5. Keep selecting Next to go through some of the important features of using RefWorks then on Done
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