RefWorks is an Internet-based bibliography manager that allows users to create their own databases by importing citations from text files or from a variety of electronic services and databases (such as ABC-CLIO, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, OCLC, OVID, EBSCO, etc).

These unique, personal databases can then be used to create multiple stand-alone bibliographies or a manuscript with accompanying footnotes and bibliography.  (Tutorial URL:

RefWorks is available to current Pacific University faculty, staff, and students as well as alumni.  Follow these instructions for off-campus access:

1. Click RefWorks

2. Enter your PUNetID/Password

3. Enter RWPacificU in the group code box

You will then be taken to Pacific University's menu screen to RefWorks.


Users must establish their individual accounts:

1. Click on the link Click on "Sign Up for an Individual Account"

2. Enter the appropriate information

3. Click on "Register"