RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to create your own personal database of references. Users can import references from a search performed in an online database automatically, or enter references manually.  RefWorks also interfaces directly with Word, making it easy to import citations and incorporate them into your writing as properly formatted footnotes or in-text citations according to the writing style of your choice (MLA, APA, and hundreds others).  RefWorks works best using the Internet Explorer Web browser.

Please note: if you are off-campus when using either of the above links you will be prompted to authenticate yourself as a Hunter College student, faculty or staff member with your Hunter College email user name and password. You will then have to login to RefWorks.  The group access code is:  rwhuntc.

Interactive Tutorials:


Exporting References from a Specific Database
The Refworks Help includes a page with step by step directions for exporting from almost any scholarly database.

Need further help?

  • Contact RefWorks for immediate support by phone:  1-775-327-4105, M-F 9am-8pm (Eastern Time)
  • Or, by email:  Email support is staffed all week, 9am-8pm, and response time during weekdays is within 2 hours.