Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
UC Logo
Libraries | Ask the Libraries

RefWorks (Legacy)

Information about setting up and using a RefWorks account

Creating your UC Institutional RefWorks Account

Creating Your UC RefWorks Account

Note:  Always create your account either from on the UC campus (on a IP authenticated computer) or logged in to the UC VPN network.    

  1. Open your browser and go to

  2. The screen will display "Login using RefWorks Credentials."

  3. Click the "Sign up for a new Account" link.

  4. In the "Create Account" box complete Step 1 and Step 2.

Note:  When creating your Login Name, please do not use the following characters:

* Asterisk

< >[ ] Brackets

= Equal sign

+ Plus sign

" Quotes

\ / Slashes

, . : ; Comma, Period, Colon, Semicolon

  1. Click Create Account.

    You will receive an email confirmation.

After you click on the [Create Account] button, you will be brought in to your new, empty RefWorks account where you can begin adding your references.   For more information about adding references, click on the "Getting Information into RefWorks" tab (above) or click on the  "Instruction" tab (above) for training on any of RefWorks features.

Connecting to RefWorks

Log in to RefWorks

The above link works for on or off campus.  However, if you will also be connecting from off campus to any of the UC Libraries' databases, e.g., to export references to RefWorks, you should login first to the UC VPN Network

*** For more information about VPN see the VPN page. ***


Group Code Message

UC Libraries no longer requires a "Group Code" for access to RefWorks.  However, there are several instances were RefWorks could ask you for a "Group Code" when you attempt to connect to either RefWorks or the RefWorks Write-N-Cite utility.  In most of these instances, the problem can be resolved by first connecting to the UC VPN Network or by first logging in through the UC Libraries proxy server.

Still can't get connnected to RefWorks or Write-N-Cite???  Please go to the Support page for assistance.

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

Contact Us | Staff Directory

University of Cincinnati

Alerts | Clery and HEOA Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination | eAccessibility Concern | Privacy Statement | Copyright Information

© 2019 University of Cincinnati