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citations and build bibliographies?

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RefWorks - an intuitive solution

When it comes to organizing research or other materials, everyone deserves a superior user experience. The RefWorks citation management service supports the needs of all types of information seekers: students,  researchers, faculty, administrators, and librarians, to maximize research productivity.

Easy enough for undergrads to quickly master, but robust enough for professional researchers, RefWorks is an intuitive solution. Whether they write an occasional paper, or multiple in parallel, you’ll find RefWorks has the best combination of features for everyone at your institution and is easy for you to teach and support, and for users to learn.

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Consistent and intuitive interface and feature set on every platform, requiring no syncing

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Interface available in multiple languages

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Allows you to find and import references from virtually any source, including hundreds of public databases and library catalogs

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Integrates with Ex Libris Discovery Services, providing reference matches from over four billion records

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Multiple reference views and custom tags & fields to personalize data organization

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Favorite citation styles, for quick access to most frequently used styles

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A citation style editor allowing users and admins to define custom styles

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Indication of missing metadata

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Collaborative environment with multiple sharing options and permissions

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Editing multiple references at once (bulk edit)

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Projects & Project sharing, perfect for deep collaboration or systematic review

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Word Add-on

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Google Docs Add-on

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Easy to generate and copy citations and a bibliography without Word or Google Docs

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Provides Admins More Control: Managing user accounts, Measuring usage with analytics and reporting, Disseminating institutional citation styles, Integrating with institutional link resolver and catalogs

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Institutional subscription

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Individual subscription

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Free

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Customer support for admins & users

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Support via chat option

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