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RefWorks, Citing & Writing: Citing & Writing

What is a DOI?

Some citation styles ask for a DOI or digitial object identifier.  Information on finding DOIs is available in the handout listed below. 


RefWorks is a web-based content management software available to all University of Manitoba students, staff, faculty and alumni.

References can be automatically downloaded from library databases and libary catalogues into your own private database. 

RefWorks also includes RefSharewhich provides RefWorks users with a way to share research information and enhance collaborative research.  Users can share RefWorks references with members of their own institution and globally with any researcher having Internet access. 

IMPORTANT announcement for all RefWorks users:
On May 14, 2015 at 12:00 Noon all RefWorks accounts will be migrated to RefWorks’ main servers based in the United States. We anticipate a downtime window of several hours while account data is migrated, during which you will not be able to access RefWorks. All of your references, folders, attachments, and shares will be fully intact. For additional information please visit the following page:  RefWorks Migration FAQ

Other Tools for Managing References

Other popular tools and software for storing articles and citations/references and for creating bibliographies or reference lists:

Styles by Discipline

Reference Style


APA (American Psychological Association)

Social sciences such as psychology

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Liberal arts and humanities


Humanities and social sciences

Turabian (similar to Chicago)

Arts and history

AMA (American Medical Association)

Medical sciences

ACS (American Chemical Society)


AIP (American Institute of Physics)


Help with Specific Styles

Citing Government Documents

Writing Guides for Theses/Dissertations

Suggestions for Writing Theses and Dissertations (University of Manitoba Libraries)

Ask a Librarian

Writing Tutors





Need help with writing papers? Visit the Academic Learning Centre located in 201 Tier Building, book your appointment online, or call 480-1481.