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RefWorks: ProQuest RefWorks User Guide

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a citation management system that allows users to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. SImilar to EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero, the library provides and supports RefWorks for all RUSH affiliates. 

Users can: 

  • import citations from databases such as PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus.  RefWorks provides a centralized holding place for these citations.
  • import PDFs;  RefWorks will read the metadata associated with thay PDF to create a citation for it
  • create a bibliography of those imported citations with just two clicks of your mouse
  • assist with in-text citations

Create an Account

To create an account, either click on the RefWorks link on the library home page or go to

Click on "Create account" at the bottom of this login page.

Use your RUSH email address as an ID.

You will be sent a confirmation email to your RUSH email address.  Click the link within that email.  You will be brought back to RefWorks where it will ask you some demographic information, then you are ready to start using your account.

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