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I want to use RefWorks or other tools

Reference management tools

There are many tools available to help you keep track of your references and format references and citations in your work.  They can capture reference details from Library Search, subject databases and Google Scholar saving you time and effort. 

The Library recommends and supports students using ProQuest RefWorks, however, this does not mean that you cannot use other reference management software.

Setting up your RefWorks account: Hallam students and staff

ProQuest RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool, available to SHU students, staff, and alumni.  It helps you to manage the references you collect and create citations and reference lists in your work.  Always check references and citations before submitting your work.

To sign up to ProQuest RefWorks Go to: https://refworks.proquest.com/

  • Click on 'Create account'
  • Enter your university email address ending with one of the followingProQuest login box
    • my.shu.ac.uk / student.shu.ac.uk / shu.ac.uk
  • Choose a password
  • You will receive an email including a link to confirm your account and complete your profile details

Once you have created your account you can go to your ProQuest RefWorks settings and change the email address to a personal email account.   This will allow you full access to ProQuest RefWorks when you leave the University.

Setting up your RefWorks account: Collaborative partner students

ProQuest RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool, available to SHU students, staff, and alumni.  It helps you to manage the references you collect and create citations and reference lists in your work.  Always check references and citations before submitting your work.

To sign up to ProQuest RefWorks Go to: https://refworks.proquest.com/

  • Click on 'Create account'
  • Enter your college email address
  • Choose a password
  • You will receive an email including a link to confirm your account and complete your profile details

Once you have created your account you can go to your ProQuest RefWorks settings and change the email address to a personal email account.   This will allow you full access to ProQuest RefWorks when you complete your studies.

Support for ProQuest RefWorks

We run online workshops to get you started with ProQuest RefWorks.   If you are already using ProQuest RefWorks we are also trialling Drop-in help. 

Trouble shooting

ProQuest RefWorks  is web-based and, in our experience, a reliable service.  However it can be sensitive to to problems in your browser history causing it to freeze.  This can usually be quickly resolved by clearing cookies from your browser history.  

A quick way to see if this is the cause of any problems, is to open ProQuest RefWorks in a different browser or to use an Incognito / In Private window which will ignore your cookie history.