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New RefWorks

Spiva Library

Online Citation Management Tool

Welcome to the New Refworks! 

- MSSU  has "soft" migrated to the new  RefWorks . This means users are able to maintain both legacy & new RefWorks accounts in parallel. 

- We may "hard" migrated to the new RefWorks at some point, which will require you to migrate to the new RefWorks.

- We recommend you migrating to the new RefWorks and exploring the new features of the new RefWorks.

RefWorks is a proprietary online citation management tool, only FREE to all current MSSU students, faculty, and staff.  

- collect, manage, and organize research papers and documents

- read annotate, organize, and cite your research

- collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections

 Create a new RefWorks account:

- Go to and click the “Create account” link. If you are an old RefWorks user, you still need to create a new RefWorks account.

- Fill in your information making sure to use your MSSU email address.  

- Once you activate your account (you'll receive an email with a link to complete the registration process), you’ll get access immediately and can get started managing your documents.

Please read the New-RefWorks-LibGuide to learn how to effectively use this tool. 

- Setting up your  new RefWorks account

- Importing existing references from the old RefWorks

- Importing existing references from other citation tools

- Importing new references in Summon

- Importing new references in other ways

- Creating Bibliographies and Write Paper

- Reading and annotating documents in RefWorks

- Sharing and Collaborating

Citation Style Guides

MLA format:  OWL Purdue's Online Writing Lab for MLA

APA Format:  OWL Purdue's Online Writing Lab for APA

Chicago style:  OWL Purdue's Online Writing Lab for Chicago Style

Free Citation Management Tools

BibMe - Free Citation Generator

Citation Machine - Free Citation Generator

Zotero Citation Manager - Free Download Citation Generator

Mendeley - Free Reference Manager

EasyBib - Generating Citations 

WorksCited4U - Free bibliography Generator