Reference Management

The Library subscribes to Cite Them Right and RefWorks to help you construct and manage your references.
For help using RefWorks, email:
For technical support issues with RefWorks, email:
Before using RefWorks, please take a look at our Sway.

Cite Them Right logo

Sign-in to Cite Them Right - Click Login, select “Keele University” from the institution list and log in with your Keele username and password.

Cite Them Right is an ideal tool to help you construct references for standard resource types, such as: books, ebooks, journals, and journal articles, but also for less common resource types, such as: UK statutes, patents and social networking sites (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
You can format your references in Harvard, APA, Chicago, OSCOLA, Vancouver and other common styles.
You can also work through a tutorial of 11 topics helping you to understand why referencing is so important; how to avoid plagiarism; and how to insert citations into your text. It’s an ideal resource to help students navigate and reference resources in the modern world. These require you to register for a personal account using your Keele email address.

The Library runs training workshops on using Cite Them Right. Further details can be found here:

ProQuest RefWorks logo

Sign-in to RefWorks - Sign-in with your Keele email address and password you created when registering.
Not yet registered? Click Create Account and use your Keele email address to register.

RefWorks is the ideal tool for managing an unlimited number of references. You can export references from all the Library databases including: Library Search, EBSCO, ProQuest, and the Web of Science. You can quickly create a bibliography/list of references from the references imported into your RefWorks library.

Leaving Keele? Take RefWorks with you! Sign-up for alumni access:

Need help using RefWorks? Look at the Microsoft Sway on Getting Started with RefWorks.
Register for one of the Library's Managing your references... in a nutshell workshops here:
Need more help? Explore the RefWorks Knowledge Center.

RefWorks Citation Manager

RefWorks Citation Manager is an add-in installed in Word versions from 2016 onwards, which lets you add references from your RefWorks library directly into a Word document in the citation style you choose.

RefWorks users can install RefWorks Citation Manager into Word 2016, Word 2019 and Word Online. To install it:

  • Open Word
  • Click Insert and Get Add-ins
  • Search Office Add-ins for “RefWorks”
  • Click Add for RefWorks Citation Manager
  • Once installed, you’ll see RCM as a tab in Word
  • Click RCM and then RefWorks Citation Manager to open a sidebar
  • Sign-in with your RefWorks account

See the Microsoft Sway on Getting Started with RefWorks for help using RefWorks Citation Manager.

Legacy RefWorks

The Library no longer provides support for Legacy RefWorks. Contact or the Legacy RefWorks Knowledge Center.