Tips and tricks for using RefWorks to manage citations, create bibliographies, and share citations.


RefWorks accessibility statement

Other accessibility information:


  • Improved accessibility for banner options for screen readers.
  • Global header size adjustment is responsive and does not obscure content or functionality for low vision users.
  • Create Account panels updated color contrast allows low vision or colorblind users the ability to read content on-screen instructions.
  • Adding, editing, or removing names in the Authors field in the Reference Editor is now keyboard accessible.


Footer has been moved out of the way:

On smaller screens, some text was blocked by the footer, and this was an obstacle to keyboard and vision impaired users. The footer is now pinned to the bottom of the page instead of the bottom of the browser window so that all the content is visible.

Keyboard accessibility: 
  • Advanced and Cancel

  • Undo and Save

  • Add and Attachment
  • The Reference Organization area and folder creation and renamin is now accessible to keyboard users.
    Users can use the Tab and Tab+Shift keys to navigate through the menu, and use the Enter key to perform an action.
    Users can also create folders and rename existing folders in the naming modal, pressing the Enter key to save changes.
RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)
  • RCM Menu
    Keyboard accessible and only considers elements visible on page 
    Visible in high contrast mode 
    Checkboxes are keyboard accessible; when in focus state, the label reader is enabled.
    The tabbing cycle cycle follows the elements order in the user interface.
  • Enhancements were made to the top banner site elements to provide a clear and consistent focus state.