Organize Your Citations - RefWorks  

RefWorks is a web-based product that allows individuals to enter, import, and then to organize citations into formats using a wide variety of citation styles. This resource is available to all current IWU students, faculty, and staff.  Sometimes you may be asked for a IWU group code.  Please check with the Help@Ames Desk at (309) 556-3900 for this information.

RefWorks Help

First time users might want to review  RefWorks Tutorial before beginning their work as a means of familiarizing themselves with all of the aspects of this product.

Register for RefWorks

Cite What You Find  

Citing materials and keeping accurate records is essential to research. When you restate someone else's original idea or quote someone directly, you must cite these sources using a style approved by your instructor. The most common styles used on IWU campus are APA and MLA.

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. (LB 2369 .G53 2009)
  • Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. (BF 76.7 .P83 2009)
  • Chicago Manual of Style. 14th ed. (Z253.U69 2010)
  • Online information can be found on our Citation Manuals webpage
  • These guides are available in print at the Help@Ames Desk

Remember if you fail to cite resources accurately, you could be found guilty of academic dishonesty or plagiarism. The University's Handbook discusses this in detail.  The resources above will help you to cite your work correctly and in line with University guidelines.

If you need assistance setting up an account, importing citations from a database, or would like a short personalized training session contact Sue Anderson at or (309) 556-3358.

This service is maintained by The Ames Library. Please contact us with any problems or suggestions.
Last revised: January 15, 2013