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APA guidelines (7th) ENG: Refworks

A detailed explanation of the latest edition of the APA guidelines, with lots of examples. This LibGuide is in English.


RefWorks is a web application that allows you to easily store, manage and reuse references. For example for a study, report or thesis paper.

Because RefWorks is web based, you have access everywhere. The use is free for faculty, staff and students of Avans University of Applied Sciences.

You can use RefWorks for;

  • collecting and organizing references, eg from Xplora databases, Kaluga and Google Scholar
  • including full-text articles or other documents in your reference collection
  • collecting websites with RefGrab-it
  • inserting references in text as you write, with Write-N-Cite
  • creating a bibliography in a Word document
  • applying common citation styles, such as APA, Harvard or Vancouver
  • sharing references
  • co-operating with a joint account
  • viewing the full-text link to the article

How to create a RefWorks account:

  • go to
  • log in. You are now in the Avans area
  • click Sign up for a new account
  • enter your details and choose a password
  • click Next
  • enter your details
  • click Create Account

You now have direct access. Through your email you will receive a confirmation.

RefWorks in practice; 

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