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I've Graduated: Now What?: RefWorks

Tips on continuing your research when you're not a BGSU student any more.

What is RefWorks?


The BGSU Libraries subscribe to an online citation management system called RefWorks. Use it to save the citations for books, articles, websites, and more to a personal account and easily create notes and bibliographies for your research papers.

RefWorks allows you to:


. . .citations from databases.


. . .them into folders by subject, project or class.


. . .them into bibliographies in MLA, APA, Chicago Style, or many other styles.

You can also import citations from EndNote or enter them manually. RefWorks saves links to your research materials online so you can access them from anywhere.

This guide offers answers to FAQs on:

  • Accessing RefWorks
  • Importing citations
  • Exporting citations
  • Creating bibliographies with RefWorks
  • Using the RefWorks Write-N-Cite plug-in
  • Getting help with RefWorks


RefWorks for Alumni

This spring, RefWorks announced that alumni of subscribing institutions may retain access to their RefWorks accounts.

Log in to your RefWorks account and update your e mail address.

Change your user type to "Alum."

Make a note of the BGSU Group Code.

Be aware that the "Find It!" button, which requires you to log in to library databases with your BGSU username and password, will no longer connect you to full text after your library account is inactive.

Don't have a RefWorks account? Sign up now!

If you attend or work at a different university in the future, you may have access to RefWorks through its library. At that point, you will be able to create a new RefWorks account and import your RefWorks database into it if you choose to do so.

E-Resources & Humanities Librarian