RefWorks is a online research management, writing and collaboration tool to help you when doing literature searches and writing papers.


RefWorks enables you to:

  • collect your references in your own personal database.
  • add references, manually or automatically, via the export function of databases or catalogues.
  • search your own literature database and organize references in different folders.
  • use your references for citations in MS Word in any required output style.

Some added advantages of RefWorks for PNU users:

  •  As long as PNU Library has a license to use RefWorks, you can continue to use it even if you are no longer at PNU.
  • RefWorks is available via the internet, so it can be used anywhere.
  • You can easily share your references with others.

Opening an Account

To open an account, you must be within the PNU domain.

  1.  Go to -> click Login -> Sign up for a new account.
  2. Enter the request information.
  3. Select your discipline or field of interest and select a user type.

Note: RefWorks will send a confirmation mail with the PNU Subscriber Group Code.