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What is Refworks?

RefWorks is a web application that allows you to easily store, manage and use literature references. For example for research, graduation report or paper.

Because RefWorks is web-based, you have access everywhere. It is free to use for teachers, employees and students of Avans University of Applied Sciences.

Possibile with Refworks

  • collecting and organizing references, for example from the Xplora databases, Kaluga and Google Scholar.
  • including full-text articles or other documents in your collection of references
  • collecting websites with RefGrab-it
  • inserting references into your text
  • creating a reference list in a Word document
  • applying commonly used citation styles, such as APA, Harvard or Vancouver
  • sharing of referrals

Starting Refworks

This is how you create an account in RefWorks:

  • go to
  • click on Sign in to use RefWorks
  • Enter your details (Avans email address) and choose a password
  • click Next
  • enter your details
  • click Create Account

You now have immediate access.

RefWorks Help

Check RefWorks Help.

For questions and comments about RefWorks, you can also contact us at Please mention your academy and/or course in the subject line of your email.

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