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.
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.
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 email@example.com or (309) 556-3358.