Using RefWorks for References in Grant Applications

Grant writing can be a formidable process. Help with your references, bibliography, and in-text citations is available by using RefWorks. Grant writing deadlines are no respecter of persons so the faster and more accurately you can generate your reference list, the happier you and your chair, dean, and Provost & Senior Vice President will be.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create a database by importing references from text files, the Internet, or online library databases and storing them on the RefWorks servers. These references are then available to you from any Internet connection and you can use them in writing papers and formatting bibliographies.

This powerful resource is accessible to all members of the Gonzaga community free of charge.

By learning more about RefWorks you will be able to use it to your advantage both personally and professionally and may even see departmental and student instruction uses for this tool.

What will RefWorks do for me?

  • Create a full text database of all my research
  • Allow import of citations from other citation management systems, i.e., EndNote and ProCite
  • Organize citations using a folder system (FYI: You may have as many folders as you want and as many items in a folder as you want. This is a very sturdy platform.)
  • Share folders by typing in an email address
  • Quickly format bibliographies choosing from over 2000 citation styles
  • Create a citation style or modify a citation style
  • Offer grant writing deadline anxiety relief
  • Allow multiple RefWorks accounts, so you and a colleague may share an account for a project
  • Using "Quick Search," search almost all citation fields as well as the full text of attachments
  • Search your citations by author and journal
  • Make it possible to tag citations (by adding descriptors) and search your citations in this way, too
  • RefWorks' tool, Write ‘N Cite, will hook to Word documents, including the Professional Studies Doctoral Leadership dissertation template, and facilitate integration of references into the text as well as create a Works Cited page

Contact Information

Grant Writing: Taylor Aichel, (509) 313-5870

RefWorks Quick Reference: Foley Reference Desk: (509) 313-5931, Kelly O'Brien Jenks: (509) 313-3829

RefWorks Training Schedule: Found on the Foley library web page and updated weekly

You may schedule a personal appointment to learn RefWorks by calling Kelly O'Brien Jenks at (509) 313-3829.