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Alumni: Referencing & RefWorks

What is referencing?

When writing a piece of work you should provide references to the sources used. A reference is the detailed bibliographic description of the item you used to gain information e.g. author, title, date and place of publication, publisher. References are briefly cited within the text, and then given in full at the end of your work in a Reference List.







RefWorks is a reference management software package supported by the university.  It enables you to:

  • Create a database of references imported from online resources such as databases and websites
  • Insert references directly into a Word document
  • Automatically create a reference list in a range of different referencing styles, including DMU Harvard.

If you previously used RefWorks as a student, you will need to change the email associated with your account from your DMU email address to a personal email before you leave the university.

  1. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of RefWorks
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Change your email address and click Update

A guide to using all RefWorks functionality is available.