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There are a number of tools which you can use to help you store references and to build your reference list.  The main system we currently support is RefWorks, although there are other free tools available which you use on both desktop and mobile devices.

RefWorks is a web tool which provides you with your own personal reference management database. Not only can you use RefWorks to record and store references that you have used to support your assignments, RefWorks also creates bibliographies online in a variety of reference styles from your references.

As a Staffordshire University student or staff member you can access RefWorks from any Internet connected computer; there is no need to install any software.

You can access the new RefWorks via If you haven't used it before there are guides and videos available. 

You can collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with our smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library and the Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button. From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all.

If you have any problems using RefWorks please contact us via