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Citation Guide: RefWorks


RefWorks is a bibliography and database manager that will store your references and convert them into the correct referencing system. You can then import the references in the right format into your work.

The manager allows you to

  • organize and create a personal database online
  • format bibliographies and manuscripts according to different output styles
  • import references from a variety of databases
  • attach files and notes to references
  • search references by author, descriptor and periodical indexes 

Aalto University Learning Centre provides the RefWorks reference manager for the students, teachers, researchers and other staff of the university.
You can use RefWorks with any major Web browser.

Sign up for a new account and login

Note. When signing up for RefWorks you have to be logged in to an Aalto workstation.

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Sign up for a New Account.
  3. Fill in requested information (your name, email address, login name, password and so on).
  4. When you have signed up you can start to use RefWorks.

RefWorks contact info

Counselling on questions concerning RefWorks use in the Aalto University:

Kirsi Heino