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RefWorks at Milner Library

RefWorks is an online research management tool designed to help researchers (at all levels) easily gather, organize, store, share, and cite sources.

Logging into RefWorks / Setting up Accounts

Legacy RefWorks

To log in to RefWorks:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Login Name and Password.

Forgot your Password? Reset your password by clicking the Forgot my password link on the the login page. Follow the prompts and you will receive an email message with a link to create a new RefWorks password.

Note: If you have multiple RefWorks accounts registered with the same email address, you will be prompted to select one from a list.

Legacy RefWorks

Creating Your Account on Campus

Note: We recommend you create your account while on campus so you are recognized as an ISU affiliate.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign up for a New Account link.
  3. In the pop-up box:
    1. Make sure is says "Create an account at Illinois State University"
    2. Fill out the form entering your username, email address, etc.
    3. Click the Create Account button.
  4. Your new RefWorks space will be displayed and you can start using it immediately.
  5. Log into the email address you entered to make sure you received the email confirmation message. This email includes your log on username and additional information about using RefWorks.

Creating Your Account off Campus

Follow the steps above and make sure you are using this link: