Ref Works is web-based bibliographic citation management software similar to EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. It is licensed for Western students, staff, and faculty to manage citations and automatically format footnotes and bibliographies. Information can be obtained from database and catalogue searches and in addition, citations may be manually entered from printed sources.
There is a consortial site license between Ref Works and the Ontario Council of University Libraries so there is no charge to use this service. Click here for portability information.
Ref Works may be used on campus or off-campus by first using the proxy service found under “Off-Campus Access". Then, you can use the Login to Ref Works at the left of this page or launch Ref Works by exporting citations from a database search.