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RefWorks: Overview

Learn more about RefWorks, a citation management resource.

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s license with RefWorks is coming to an end, and access will not be available after August 2018.

View our Citation Managers guide and to learn about other options and find out how to switch to a new citation manager. If you would like further assistance, set up a time to meet with a librarian

If you are currently using RefWorks for a project that will be completed before August 2018, the library will continue to support RefWorks and assist you with troubleshooting any problems. Learn more about the transition away from RefWorks.

RefWorks allows you to create your own database by importing references from online databases, and use these references to format bibliographies. 

MCW Libraries' subscription to RefWorks allows for free access for all MCW faculty, staff, residents and students and CHW and FH employees who work on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Access is available from the MCW network, either on campus or remotely.

Note: Within RefWorks, the Get It From MCW Libraries button works only when connected while using an on-campus connection.

How to Create an Account

  1. Go to
  2. From RefWorks, click on Sign Up for a New Account.
  3. Enter the MCW Group Code if prompted. *
  4. Enter the fields and click Next.
  5. Complete the fields and click Create Account.

* Please note: MCW users located at home using an outside Internet Service Provider will need to enter a Group Code when setting up an account. Contact asklib for the Group Code. Users registering for an account while on campus will not be prompted for the Group Code.

Guides & Training

For personalized assistance, contact the MCW Libraries Reference Desk at or (414) 955-8302.   

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