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RefWorks: Create RefWorks Account

RefWorks account

To create a RefWorks account:

1. Go to USEK Library page - Electronic Resources list and choose RefWorks;

2. When the login page appears, select Create account

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3. Sign-up with your USEK email address to be recognized as USEK member and get free access. Enter your USEK email in the field and click Check;

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4. Choose a password. Use at least 6 or more characters (only letters and numbers are allowed);

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5. An activation email will be sent to your USEK email; Click on the link to complete your registration and confirm your account;

Note: Check your spam/junk folder if this email doesn't appear in your inbox

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6. Once you click on the link in the activation email, you will be redirected to RefWorks to complete your profile (name, role, department affiliation etc.);

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Note: USEK Library and USEK  IT Help Desk are NOT able to reset your RefWorks password.

To reset your RefWorks password:

1. Go to and click on Forgot your password?

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2. Enter your USEK email address, and click Continue. RefWorks will send an email with a link to your USEK email address to reset your RefWorks account password.

To delete your RefWorks account:

1. Login to your RefWorks account

2. Click on the arrow next to your name in the top navigation menu

3. Click on the Settings tab

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4. Scroll down to the bottom;

5. Click on Remove my RefWorks account tab.

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