RefWorks? Awesomesauce!


Awesomesauce! (extremely good, excellent) was just one reaction to one of our How to use RefWorks workshops.

Students from a range of courses have learned how to:

  • add citations for books and journal articles from databases direct to RefWorks
  • create citations for websites on RefWorks
  • generate in-text citations and a full reference list!

Think of all the time they saved!  No wonder they found our sessions “excellent” and “helpful” – and wished they had come along sooner.

Interested and new to RefWorks? Why not sign up for one of our workshops.

Used it before and need a brief refresher? Why not come along to a drop-in session or check out our RefWorks guide.

Ongoing Known Issues with RefWorks


There are currently a number of known ongoing issues with using RefWorks so when using RefWorks to organise your references and create reference lists and bibliographies please make sure to check out the known issues page on the RefWorks guide:

Take a look at the page by following this link.

The issues on this page are being investigated by various parties such as RefWorks themselves and EBSCOHost and we will update when we know more.

In addition please note that RefWorks is a tool to help you with your referencing and you will always need to check that any citations and your reference list or bibliography comply with RGU Harvard or Vancouver guidelines before submitting assignments, dissertations etc.

New version of the RGU Vancouver referencing guide


Do you use the RGU Vancouver referencing style?

We are currently testing a new version of the RGU Vancouver referencing guide.  It includes all the current content plus additional examples and a new Frequently Asked Questions section.

We would very much welcome your comments on the new guide to  You can access it here.

Please remember that the new guide is still in draft form and continue to use the existing version  for our definitive advice.