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RefWorks helps researchers gather, manage, store, and generate citations and bibliographies. Smith faculty, staff, & students have access on the web without charge.

RefWorks Accounts

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New to RefWorks?
Sign up for an Individual Account

Current Users
Login to your RefWorks Account

New RefWorks:

RefWorks Version 3 offers many new features, but it will be under development throughout 2017.

To create a new RefWorks account:

  1. Go to and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill in your information making sure to use your institutional email address (you can’t sign up with,, etc.).  Using your institutional email address will help us know whether you are entitled to an institutional account (with all the benefits mentioned above!).


Consider an alternative - Zotero

Zotero is a free research tool. Use it to:

  • Collect citations
  • Organize citations
  • Cite
  • Share documents

We recommend Zotero for Firefox, to work directly from your web browser.  [also available for Chrome, Safari, and IE]

Learn more at or visit the Libraries guide for Zotero.

Write-n-Cite Off Campus Access

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CAUTION: We strongly recommend that you create a backup of your paper before you use Write-N-Cite Version 4.
Some users have encountered serious problems with the latest version. Write-n-Cite FAQ

Windows Users

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs, then RefWorks.
  2. Select the WNC Proxy Configuration Utility.
  3. Enter the following URL:
  4. Help with WNC:

Macintosh Users

Contact the Reference Desk - (413) 585-2960, - for the group code.
Help installing WNC: & troubleshooting


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What RefWorks can do for you:

Collect, store, and organize citations from articles from databases, books, web sites, and other sources.

Generate formatted bibliographies from citations.

Import citations from other bibliography programs such as Endnote and Reference Manager.

Accessible online for all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

Important Notice
: If this security certificate warning appears, "The name on security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site," click "Yes" to continue.


Teaching, Learning & Research Staff

Teaching, Learning & Research Librarians