How to use RefWorks
RefWorks is reference management software available to members of the University of Tokyo.
The program can be used free of charge by students, faculty and staff,
as long as they are affiliated with the University of Tokyo.
(This does not include students who have already graduated or completed
their studies. We encourage students to save their research data
*For inquiries, contact ASK Service
*About new RefWorks (2016.8.5)
If a select screen appears when you try to import records to RefWorks,
select legacy RefWorks.
New RefWorks is under construction.
RefWorks can be used in these ways
RefWorks can be put to use in research, education, or work in a number ways.
Its main uses are detailed below.
1) Creating your own document database on the Internet
You can store necessary data from various document databases and websites
through RefWorks, saving and editing your own document list.
There is no limit on the amount of data that can be stored.
Since the data is stored on the Internet, you can log in and access it
from any location.
2) Automatically creating a bibliography
Data stored to RefWorks can be searched and accessed while writing an article,
and used to automatically create lists of the documents referenced
in quotations and bibliographies.
3) Sharing and publically releasing document folders
Document lists created through RefWorks can be made available on the Internet
to classes, seminars, research groups, or other specified members.
Non-RefWorks users can access shared documents as well.
Since the URL of a document list can be made public to those who do not have
a contract with RefWorks, lists of research achievements can be published
on the Internet.
User registration is required
When using RefWorks for the first time, it is necessary to access RefWorks from
an on-campus computer station, and use the registration screen.
(How to register as a user)
1. Access http://www.refworks.com/refworks on-campus.
2. Click on "Sign Up for a New Account."
3. At the screen displaying "Create an account at University of Tokyo,"
input all fields and click the "Create Account" button.
*Please select your own Login Name and Password. They will be sent to the
E-Mail address you register.
After performing registration from on-campus, access is possible from on and off-campus.
On- and off- campus access:
1. Access http://www.refworks.com/refworks
2. Enter your registered Log-in Name and Password, then click the "Login" button.
(Access from on-campus for user registration.)
*When you use the "Write-N-Cite" tool ver. 3 from off-campus, Group Code of the University of Tokyo is required.
Group Code may change at times. You can verify at this page, "On-campus Only."
RefWorks User Manual
RefWorks Fundamentals User Workbook [PDF]
RefWorks Video Tutorials
RefWorks Advanced User Workbook [PDF]
For databases that support the RefWorks direct import feature, simply clicking on search results
will load the data into RefWorks.
For databases not supporting this feature, data can be input into RefWorks after being downloaded
by the specified method.
Detailed methods are listed below.
Importing From Online Data Vendors
The RefWorks accounts will be deleted if you do not access the accouts over a year.
About other reference management software
Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Tokyo may also use other reference management software
free of charge: Clarivate Analytics' EndNote basic and Elsevier's Mendeley.
How to use EndNote basic
How to use Mendeley Select the program that best suits your purpose and preferences.
(References) Main differences between RefWorks, EndNote basic, Mendeley, EndNote *On-campus Only
(References) Data transfer methods for EndNote basic, EndNote, RefWorks and Mendeley