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RefWorks: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Can I use RefWorks from my home computer?

A.  Yes, you will log in first with your library barcode and then again with the individual account you set up the first time you use Refworks.  

Q.  Will offsite users be signing in via the proxy and or will they need to use the Group Code?

A.  Off-campus users will be sign in to the proxy server as outlined above, though there may be an occasional instance when you need the Institutional Code.

Q.  How do I know what the Group Code is?

A. You'll be sent the Group/Institutional Code in the email you receive to confirm the creation of your account.


Q.  Can I learn how to use this software in 3 minutes?

A.  I don't really think so, but I expect the payoff to be worth a larger investment of time.

Q.  Do I need to sync my database if I work from different computers at home and at school?

A.  No, your RefWorks database contains the same items whenever you log in, no matter where you are.