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Social Work Library Research Guide

Citing your Sources: APA 7

Manage your Citations with RefWorks

Citation management programs such as RefWorks help you:

  • Organize references, PDFs, and images
  • Take notes on references and PDFs
  • Format bibliographies and in-text citations in hundreds of citations styles, including APA
  • Share references and collaborate on projects with colleagues
  • Use your citations while you write 

Through its affiliation with TCS Education System, the Pacific Oaks community has an active license for RefWorks. 

New Accounts

Students, Faculty, and Staff: to register for a free account you must use your Pacific Oaks email address (i.e. ***, and click on the "Create Account" link, as shown below

  1. Go to: and click on the "Create Account" link.
  2. Fill in your information making sure to use your “***” institutional email address (you can’t sign up with,, etc.). Using your Pacific Oaks email helps RefWorks know whether you are entitled to an institutional account. Select your password and click on Sign Up.
    Note Please make sure you keep track of your password, as neither the library nor the IT is able to work with your RefWorks password, so if you need to reset it, that must be done directly through RefWorks.
  3. The final step in activating your new RefWorks account is to follow the instructions in the email you will receive from RefWorks. 

RefWorks Quick Links

  1. RefWorks: A library guide to organizing and managing references
  2. RefWorks 2.0 Video Tutorial
    RefWorks supplies brief online videos for login, navigation, and getting started with the product.  These tutorials are brief, easy to follow, and offer a very helpful introduction. For more tutorials and support, see the "HELP" menu inside of RefWorks.
  3. RefWorks Support Center
    Find the most up-to-date information and resources for RefWorks including How to upgrade to the new RefWorks, user guides, training, and more.