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RefWorks Research Management Tool

RefWorks logoRefWorks makes it easy to save and format citations. You can directly export citations from a database search to your account, store an unlimited number of citations in an unlimited number of subject folders, and create bibliographies in hundreds of formats. Register for a personal accounts at the login screen.

Using web sites? A single right-click adds RefGrab-It to your bookmarks. RG-I captures and imports web site information for appropriate referencing.

Responsible Use

It is your responsibility to use information appropriately and to comply with all College policies regarding Copyright and Plagiarism. You must also accurately cite all sources used in papers and presentations.


In an electronic world of "cut and paste" it is easy to fail to credit sources appropriately. Yes, paraphrasing is plagiarism.

"All of the following are considered plagiarism: copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit, failing to put a quotation in quotation marks, giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation, changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit." Learning Center: Plagiarism Definitions, Tips on avoiding Plagiarism, Guidelines for proper citation, & Help Indentifying Plagiarism.

Visit the DHHS Office of Research Integrity web site for a research-focused discussion of plagiarism and intellectual property.

Plagiarism Tutorials

Are you guilty of deliberate or unintentional plagairism?  Find out!