RefWorks users are required to set up individual accounts with their @furman.edu emails to curate a personal database of citations and references.
When creating your account, start from the library's website to access RefWorks, then click "create account."
You will receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Once you have confirmed your email address, you will be asked for some basic information for your account and then you are ready to go! Once you graduate from Furman, you can still take your RefWorks account with you if you follow the alumni steps on this ProQuest guide.
RefWorks is a citation manager and a citation manager is an intermediate to advanced-user discovery, documentation, and citation tool that requires extensive care in curation of source types in order for it to be robustly used.
Understand that RefWorks has two distinct uses, which informs the point-of-need instruction required at the time. First the building & organizing your personal library of sources feature (broadly referred to as RefWorks Online) during discovery and collaboration. This is the browser application. Second, the in-text citing and bibliography creating programs (referred to as RefWorks Citation Manager) for use with a word processor.
Before using RefWorks or requesting an instruction session, consider the following competencies and skills required for effective use of the software:
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Come by the Research Assistance Desk on your right as you enter the James B. Duke Library right in the heart of campus.
Give us a call at (864) 294-2195
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Need help with RefWorks but the librarians are offline? Check out our Library "How Do I" page, RefWorks Troubleshooting libguide page, or the RefWorks website.