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Founded in 2001 by a team of experts in the field of bibliographic database management, RefWorks is dedicated to providing a high quality web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool for the academic, government and corporate research communities. Used daily by thousands of researchers in over 900 organizations globally, RefWorks supports hundreds of online databases and output styles covering a broad range of subject areas. RefWorks collaborates with some of the world’s most prestigious online information service providers including ProQuest, BioOne, EBSCO, Elsevier, HighWire, H.W. Wilson, ISI, OCLC, Ovid and Serial Solutions, to name a few.

Our Mission

RefWorks is dedicated to creating tools for faculty, researchers, students, and librarians that enhance and enrich the process of discovery and research. To fulfill our mission, we create outstanding products that enable our users to be more effective in their quest for knowledge and the advancement of the continuing evolution of ideas, products, and service both within the academic community and the commercial world. We are customer-driven, and harness the latest technologies to make available innovative solutions for our users. We are committed to providing an exceptional level of service to our customers to ensure that they receive the maximum benefit from their partnership with our company. To retain and build the team necessary for these developments, RefWorks fosters a corporate culture that attracts and retains creative, practical, and energetic employees who are driven to achieve our mission.

RefWorks-COS is a business unit of ProQuest.