Referencing and citing


RefWorks reference management software

Getting started with RefWorks

RefWorks is free for staff and students of Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington.

If you haven't used RefWorks before, create an account:

  1. Log into the University network.
  2. Go to the RefWorks login page.
  3. Next to "Use login from my institution", open the dropdown list.
  4. Select "Victoria University of Wellington".
  5. Fill in your user information to complete your account registration.

This process may not work from off-campus until July 2023 due to migration of RefWorks platform. Check back later for updated instructions.

Using RefWorks

Introduction to RefWorks Basic Functionality Writing with RefWorks

Installing Save to RefWorks and RefWorks Citation Manager

RefWorks Citation Manager gives you access to your RefWorks library while you are working in Microsoft Word, allowing you to add citations to your reports, assignments and research documents.

Save to RefWorks allows you to capture bibliographic information from web pages and import this into your RefWorks library.

Students will need to install these applications on a home PC or laptop as they are not available on student access computers.

Staff members or researchers wishing to use these applications from a University computer should contact Digital Solutions to request installation.

RefWorks support