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COMM 1500 & 2500: Cite APA/RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

Welcome to the New RefWorks!

This update to RefWorks is a new way to 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 and smart document recognition make it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library. 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.

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Creating an Account

An institutional account is available free to every Clemson student and faculty/staff member. This includes unlimited document storage, unlimited sharing inside and outside Clemson, easy Clemson-wide sharing, and phone and email tech support, training, and more.

To create a RefWorks account

  1. Visit the Refworks homepage and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill in your information. Make sure to use your email address - you can’t sign up with,, etc.
  3. Check your email and use the link you receive to complete the registration process.
  4. Get started managing your sources!

How Do I Cite My Sources?

The "Citation Styles" guide is our main page from Clemson Libraries with help on formatting your citations.

APA Style