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SCS 224 (Campus) - Social Science Research Methods

This guide serves as a research companion to the ON-CAMPUS course SCS-224 titled "Social Science Research Methods" taught by Professor Christine Clamp.


RefWorks is an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool that is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. You can access RefWorks from the Library Home Page by clicking on the A - Z Database List in the Quick Links box, and clicking on the letter R in the alphabet across the top of the databases list page.

With RefWorks you can:

  • Gather references automatically from article databases and indexes while you research
  • Insert formatted references into your paper in a variety of styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.)
  • Format your footnotes and bibliographies
  • Create a personal research database online 
  • Store and organize references that are accessible from any computer linked to the Internet
  • Search a wide variety of article databases and import references
  • Share references with others
  • Download and use Write-N-Cite

RefWorks Link

First Time Users

When accessing RefWorks This link opens in a new window, new users need to create a username and password. Please use your SNHU email as that will alert RefWorks that you are affiliated with the University. We recommend setting your password to be the same as your my.snhu login for ease of use.

Help Using RefWorks

An overview of features and help can be found on the RefWorks Help Page This link opens in a new window. Visit the RefWorks Video Tutorial page This link opens in a new window to view helpful short videos on this product.

Questions about RefWorks can be directed to Instructional Support at

FAQ's Using RefWorks

Create an Annotated Bibliography in RefWorks

Once you set up a RefWorks account and upload/drag'n'drop your sources into RefWorks, it will create a bibliography for you, including annotations. To do this, click on your source in the list in your RefWorks account, then type your annotation into the Abstract field in the citation box that appears with your source. 

Northcentral University Library has created step by step instructions with screenshots for how to do this. Click on the link below:

Alumni Access to RefWorks

Students are able to access their RefWorks account after the completion of their program. For as long as SNHU maintains a subscription to the program, SNHU will be able to extend continued access to RefWorks to alumni. 
Alumni should update their RefWorks account prior to graduation by selecting the Alumni option from the Profile/Role section of the Settings page. They should also update their email if they will no longer have access to their SNHU email or will be using a different email. Email address can be updated on the Profile/Email section of the Settings page.