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Creating an Account

   Go to Refworks (


Click on Refworks Login


First time users must set up a personal account.  




Video Tutorial: Accessing RefWorks, Creating an Account, and Logging In


Logging in to RefWorks

UDM affiliated users have access to an organizational subscription & have several ways to log in to RefWorks. The first is from an IP-authenticated computer at UDM. The second is from a computer that is not IP-authenticated (for example, your own personal computer at home).  Instructions for both methods are listed below.  In either case you should always see Login to RefWorks "University of Detroit Mercy" on the page you log in from.

To log in to RefWorks:

  1. Open your browser and go to RefWorks

  2. UDM users from an authorized IP address [on campus] simply enter your Login Name and Password. 

Logging in from Off-Site (UDM Users Only):

  1. In your browser, go to  You'll be brought to the RefWorks Login Center where you'll see three tabs (Remote Access, Individual Log-In, Trial Log-In) .

  2. In the Remote Access tab, enter UDM's Group Code and click on Go To Login.  Contact Library staff if you need the Group Code

  3. Enter your personal Login Name and Password.



RefWorks Quick Start Guide

Use this handy guide to help you get up and running with RefWorks!

Other Videos To Help You Learn RefWorks

  • RefWorks Advanced Videos - Covers editing multiple references, backing up and restoring your account, advanced search and more!

    Need Help?

    Have questions regarding RefWorks or need some assistance?

    Librarians can help

    McNichols Library:  313-993-1071

    Dental Library: 313-494-6900


    RefWorks User Workbooks

    Download these self-study guides to practice using RefWorks on your own.


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