RefME for Libraries

What is RefME?

RefME is an online, multi-platform citation management tool that is loved by undergraduate students and used in over 14,000 institutions worldwide. You can:

  • collect and add any source to your research projects
  • scan book or journal barcodes on your smartphone
  • format citations in over 7,500 reference styles, or your institution’s specific style

Get started with RefME for Web

  • Go to
  • Create an online account using your institutional Shibboleth login
  • Get the RefME for Chrome extension - add citations, quotes and notes (with highlighter tool) to your RefME project from the web. Use it to create citations for websites, news articles, YouTube videos, films from IMDB, Tweets etc.
  • Choose your custom institutional reference style
  • Get RefME for Word - add in-text citations as you write from within Word 2016 for Windows, Word 2016 for Mac (coming soon), Word Online (coming soon), and Word for iPad.

Get started with RefME for Mobile

  • Get the RefME for iOS or RefME for Android mobile app to create and manage citations on the go - scan book barcodes to instantly add a citation to your project across all devices
  • Create an account or sign in using your institutional Shibboleth login
  • RefME for iOS Safari extension create citations from within Safari on iOS devices - this can be enabled and used after the iOS app has been installed
  • Choose your custom institutional reference style
  • Use Photo Quotes to convert photos of book pages into editable text and save them as quotes

Why Cite and How to Cite

Support & Information

RefME Support provides answers to many commonly asked questions.
You can also submit a support request or email RefME directly at

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