RefWorks - creating a new shared account
To create a new RefWorks account that you want to share with other Lafayette students or faculty (this can only be done from on-campus):
- Access RefWorks using this link.
(The link will open in new window or tab so you easily refer back to these instructions.)
- Click the "Sign up for a New Account" link.
- Enter your Lafayette email address in the appropriate input boxes.
- Enter a Login Name and Password of your choosing. For shared accounts, do not use your Network ID as the RefWorks "Login Name" or use your Network ID password for the password .
- On the next screen, enter your real name (or a name for the group that will be sharing the account) and select your area of focus and user type.
- Type the security code that displays.
- Click the Create Account button.
Clicking the Create Account button will create a RefWorks account that you can share with others simply by giving them the Login Name and Password.
Accessing your RefWorks account
Once you have created a shared account there are several different paths you can use to access it:
From the Library home page...
Choose "Research Tools," select the letter R under "Major Research Tools A to Z," and click RefWorks. On the resulting page, use the link that says "Connect to RefWorks." On the resulting page, use one of the links that says "Connect to shared RefWorks account."
From a browser bookmark...
To create a bookmark/favorite:
- Choose "Research Tools" from the Library home page, select the letter R under "Major Research Tools A to Z," and click RefWorks.
- On the resulting page, use the link that says "Connect to RefWorks."
- From the resulting pop-up menu, choose "Bookmark this Link" (Firefox) or "Add to Favorites" (IE) or whatever option your browser presents for creating a bookmark.
From a database or WebBridge...
When exporting to RefWorks from a database or WebBridge, use the Login Name and Password boxes on the left of the RefWorks log in screen. Do not use the link that says "Login through your institution (Shibboleth users)" to access shared accounts.