Queen's University subscribes to RefWorks as its standard reference management software for students, staff and alumni.
To open RefWorks, simply click the following link:
You can find more information about RefWorks on the next tab of this guide ("RefWorks").
If RefWorks does not work well for you, there are a number of other tools available. Popular alternatives include free services like Mendeley, Zotero and Qiqqa or paid-for products like EndNote. You are welcome to use any alternative packages, but at the moment RefWorks is the only reference management tool which is supported by Queen's. So, if you experience problems using other reference management software, your subject librarian probably won't be able to advise.
Not sure which reference management software is right for you?
You can find detailed comparisons on a number of websites, including:
While Queen's University does not have a university-wide subscription to EndNote, you can sign up to the free on-line version, EndNote Basic.
RefWorks is Queen's University's standard reference management software for students, staff and alumni. It lets you:
- build a personal database of references imported from catalogues, on-line databases and other sources
- organise references into folders
- cite references when writing a paper
- automatically format your paper and bibliography
Which version of RefWorks is right for me?
A new version of RefWorks (known as 'ProQuest RefWorks') has recently been launched, but some of its features are still under development. The existing RefWorks (now referred to as 'Legacy RefWorks') continues to run alongside the new version for the time being.
You can already use the new ProQuest RefWorks, if you'd like to take advantage of its new features (> Find out more). Please be aware that the new version has a number of bugs. If you feel that it doesn't work well for you, please consider signing up to old 'Legacy RefWorks' instead or use one of the many available alternative products.
Already using RefWorks with your documents? It is currently not possible to change Word documents over to new ProQuest RefWorks, if you have already inserted references from Legacy RefWorks. Therefore, we advise existing RefWorks users - especially those who have started writing a thesis or extended work - to continue with Legacy RefWorks. We will contact all RefWorks users in due course to advise them on switching between versions.
Not sure? If you are not sure which reference management software is right for you, please consult your subject librarian.