Boston College University Libraries

RefWorks: Get Started

A step-by-step guide to using RefWorks
What is RefWorks?

RefWorks enables you to

  • import references directly from databases,
  • organize your references into folders,
  • insert references in any format into your research paper, and
  • create a bibliography with one click.

RefWorks is free to the Boston College community and available from any computer with internet access. For additional assistance with RefWorks, please e-mail a librarian or call 617-552-4472.

Setting up an Account/Accessing RefWorks

RefWorks is available to Boston College students, faculty, and staff. To establish an account:


screenshot of library home page showing refworks


  • If you do not have an account, click Sign up for a new account.
  • If you already have an account, type your user name and password

RefWorks Login Screen


  • Once you have completed the registration, you can login with your username and password.
  • When you are accessing RefWorks from an off-campus location you will need the BC group code (use your BC username and login to get group code).
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