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Referencing and Plagiarism


RefWorks is the recommended reference management tool here at University of Suffolk. With RefWorks you can easily

  • Import references directly from bibliographic databases and the Summon search tool.
  • Edit references to include .pdf documents and your own notes.
  • Manage your references in multiple folders which you create, for different subjects, assignments or projects.
  • Share your references with fellows in your work groups.
  • Generate in-text citations and full reference lists and bibliographies in the referencing style of your choice, e.g. University of Suffolk Harvard

A RefWorks account is available to all University of Suffolk students, staff and researchers.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to RefWorks  and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill in your information using your institutional email address (you cannot sign up with,, etc.).  

Once you have activated your account you will receive an email with a link to complete the registration process. This will give you immediate access and you can get started importing and managing your references and documents.


1:1 bookable appointments can be made with your Academic Skills Advisers for your subject area.

Students from Ipswich can book two appointments per week (if you are a student from the Learning Network, please contact your library) - 

  • up to 1 hour with an Academic Skills Advisor

Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute slots.  

Schedule an Appointment

Using RefWorks

To find out more about how to use RefWorks click here