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This page provides access and support for RefWorks, a tool for collecting, accessing, organizing, citing, and sharing research citations.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Almuni Access

Refworks allows users to continue access even after leaving TAMU.  Access is also extended to TAMU almuni.

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2) Click on Login tab

Please contact Margaret Foster at with questions.


What is RefWorks? Getting started

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RefWorks is a web based tool for collecting, accessing, organizing, citing, and sharing citations including articles, books, websites, and more.  

Step 1. Create an account: Fill out form, selecting your own username and password

Step 2. Learn the basics: Print Handout on RefWorks (includes RefGrabIt and Write N Cite) OR watch videos

Step 3. Add citations:Add from variety of sources (many are covered in handout)

  • Add from: Compendex, Ebsco, JSTOR, Lexis Nexis, Ovid, Proquest, Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science
  • Add from Articles search on Library Homepage
  • Add from Endnote, another TAMU RefWorks account, another university RefWorks account
  • Add using RefGrabIt, a tool for adding websites Pubmed articles, & more

Step 4. Managing Citations: organizing citations by folder, removing duplicates, adding PDF's, and more

Step 5. Create bibliographies: RefWorks helps you create bibliographies in 3 ways- quick list, Using Write-N-Cite in MS Word (PC or Mac), or using any word processor such as open office (handout)

Advanced Techniques: sharing citations, adding PDF's, customizing, sending citations to MS Excel, and more



The in-text citations I've inserted with WNC 4 keep changing to “Error! Unknown switch argument” when I insert new citations. What's wrong?

A: This has happened to some users of WNC4 when they have Word's "Track Changes" features turned on. Check to see if "Track Changes" is turned on. If it is, turn"Track Changes" off when you insert citations. If this isn't helpful, you will probably need to contact RefWorks Tech Support.

RefWorks Technical Support staff are available by phone and e-mail, Monday- Friday from 6AM - 5PM Pacific time. 

Tel: +1.775.327.4105 



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RefWorks Team

Stephen Bales               (Evans Library)

Margaret Foster         (Medical Sciences Library)


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