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NCU Library's preferred research management tool.

How do I create an account?

Instructions for creating a new account

  1. Go to 
  2. Click “Create account.” You must use your NCU Email address to sign up for a new RefWorks account using the new version.
  3. Your NCU email address becomes your login name.
  4. An activation email will be sent and you will need to validate your account to continue.
  5. Once you click on the link in the activation email, you will be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role, and department affiliation.
  6. You’ll also be asked if you’d like to install the “Save to RefWorks” browser bookmarklet (a great way to capture data from web pages!) and if you’d like to install one of the paper writing helpers (Write-N-Cite for Word or RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs).

Password Recovery

New RefWorks: Reset your password by clicking on the Forgot your password? option on the sign in page.

Legacy RefWorks: If you have created an account and are unable to access using your login and password, click ‘Forgot your password?’ to reset it. If you are still unable to reset your password, contact the Library for assistance.