Reference Managers - RefWorks
As of June 30, 2013, Refworks will no longer be available via the Columbia University Libraries' site license. Users can still register for individual accounts, however.
is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool that is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
Login & Account Setup
You can connect to from anywhere. The first time you connect, you will need to set up an account name and password for yourself, which you will use on future occasions to login and access your data.
On the site, you will find a very useful tutorial, located on the Help menu. We recommend that you work through it the first time you connect. The Libraries offer free hands-on workshops on using all of the citation management software programs. You can access information about the dates and times and register online on the Libraries Workshop Page.
RefGrab-It - a part of - works with your browser to capture bibliographic information from web pages giving you the option to import that data into your account (See instructions on setting up your account). Consult the Online Help for instruction on how to capture web page data with RefGrab-It, as well as documentation on using . RefGrab-It works with both Firefox and Internet Explorer.