What is RefWorks? RefWorks is an online bibliographic management program that allows you to:

  • Create your own personal database of references (book, electronic source or journal article)
  • Format your paper and bibliography (works cited page) in a variety of styles, including MLA, Turabian and Chicago Manual of Style


  • First-time users must register for an account and wait for an e-mail confirmation.
  • To access RefWorks from off campus, click "Log in Using Group Code" (group code for OCAD U is listed on e-mail confirmation).

RefWorks portal

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Robert Fabbro
Reference Services and Inter-Library Loan Librarian, 416-977-6000, Ext. 343
Daniel Payne
Head, Reference, Information and Access Services, 416-977-6000, Ext. 217