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Reference management: RefWorks

A Libguide on how to use software tools for reference management

About this section


On this page you will find information about the reference management software called RefWorks. If you don't find what you are looking for please contact us.

As an employee or student at the Faculty of Social Sciences you can always contact us, either Ann-Sofie Zettergren, Sara Rondahl or Maja Carlson by e-mail:

What is RefWorks?

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a software tool for reference management from ProQuest. The Lund University Libraries have a site license agreement which makes RefWorks available to students and faculty at Lund University.

RefWorks is web-based, works with all computers and includes the following functions:  

  • Search bibliographic databases on the Internet and import the references to your RefWorks Account
  • Organize references and share with others
  • Create manuscripts in Microsoft Word or Google Docs (in New Refworks only) with built-in templates as well as automatic bibliographies   

Create an account in New Refworks

To create an account using your Lund university email: 

1. Go to 
2. Click on "Create new account" and sign-up using your Lund University email address. 
3. Open the link in the activation email that you will receive. Your account is now ready to be used! 

Support and training

Training sessions and support:

Contact your faculty library if you wish to attend to a training session at your department.
For employees at the Faculty of Social Sciences, please contact the librarians in charge of the training sessions by sending an e-mail to

We occasionally offer training workshops for students. Please see Sambib's website or Campus Helsingborg Library website for dates or contact us, NB! only students at the Faculty of Social Sciences, at