Please see our migration guides for more information.
- Email us, or set up a one-on-one appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register for a migration boot camp, or a citation management workshop
- For technical support, email email@example.com or phone 1.800.521.0600 (ext. 74440)
- RefWorks Help File | RefWorks LibGuide
- Scholars Portal RefWorks Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
APA style and other citation styles require page numbers in in-text citations.
To insert page numbers to your in-text citations using Write-N-Cite, click Insert Citation and select the source. Then, in the Suffix field, add the page number. For instance, in the Suffix text box you would enter "[comma][space]p. 56". This will retain the page number and proper formatting in the in-text citation.
Access to SFU RefWorks accounts will cease on December 31st, 2017.
If you currently have references in your RefWorks account that you would like to keep, you will need to migrate to an alternative citation management tool before the end of 2017.
For more details on migration, please see It's time to migrate from RefWorks.
Yes, you can collaborate and share a group account with researchers at other institutions, so long as their institution also has a RefWorks subscription.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
First, access Google Scholar through the SFU Library, so you are recognized as a member of the SFU Community (and are not prompted to pay for articles that the library subscribes to).
Then, follow these instructions for exporting references from Google Scholar.
How do I configure RefWorks' Write-N-Cite tool for use when I'm off campus, on either a Mac or a PC?
Download Write-n-Cite from within your RefWorks account.
- Select Tools
- Select Write-N-Cite
- Follow the instructions within the pop-up screen
Most reference management tools (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero) store your data on non-Canadian servers, which means your account information may be subject to US laws, specifically the US Patriot Act. This act allows US authorities to have access to your personal information. If you are concerned that your personal information is stored outside Canada, do not use these services. The SFU Library has been unable to identify any citation management products that store data exclusively on Canadian servers.
To protect your privacy and avoid exposure to the US Patriot Act, you may consider using a citation management tool that works offline. For example, the following tools can be downloaded to your computer and used offline exclusively:
We are not able to guarantee the privacy of these tools, and your use of them is at your own risk. Please note that most of these tools also have online functionality, and using any online features - even briefly - will affect the privacy of your data. Also, note that using citation management software offline may reduce its functionality (e.g. you can't use the web importer tool).
For information about citation management tools supported by SFU Library, go to Referencing and Citation Management Software.
RefWorks and Write-N-Cite FAQs by Scholars Portal