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RefWorks (Citation management tool)

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*** Legacy RefWorks will no longer be available starting from June 30, 2023 ***

Please be reminded to migrate to New RefWorks before June 30, 2023 to avoid losing the citation records in your current Legacy RefWorks account.

What is RefWorks?

Welcome to the RefWorks!

The RefWorks is a cloud-based citation management tool which features importing various information sources, such as webpages, databases and research papers, and generating in-text citations and reference lists. You can annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • Collect your references in your own list(s)
  • Import citations directly from most databases available through the Library website
  • Generate a reference list in any bibliographical format you want (APA, MLA, or others)
  • Format in-text citations or footnotes in seconds
  • Organize your references in folders
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats such as Word, RTF, HTML, etc
  • Share a list of references with your peers and work together on collecting literature

Find the Quick Guide here to get an overview of it.

Create an account to start using RefWorks now!

Learn RefWorks in 3 minutes!

New RefWorks vs Legacy RefWorks

Which Version Should I Use?

 The answer is New RefWorks!

Figure it out by determining which kind of users you are:

  • If you are a new RefWorks user, you can directly create an account HERE.
  • If you are a current user of Legacy RefWorks, you are recommended to change to the new version while your account in the legacy version is still valid*. However, the two versions do not sync together. You must transfer citations by using the import/ export command to move any content from one version to the other. Please follow the steps from the section shown below to complete the migration.
  • If you want to stick with Legacy RefWorks, you can log in HERE.

*The Library highly recommends all current users of Legacy RefWorks should start your migration after any documents you are working on are completed.

Reasons why you need to change from Legacy RefWorks to the new RefWorks?

  • Legacy RefWorks will no longer be available starting from June 30, 2023 and will be replaced by the new RefWorks.
  • The new RefWorks is clearly superior to collect, attach and manage your full-text documents (.pdf files mostly).
  • The PDF that drags and drops into the new RefWorks will be saved in your account and create a reference for you automatically.
  • The new RefWorks allows users who do not have a RefWorks account more options when working with shared citations.

Migration Procedure:

Library will support you to have a smooth migration from Legacy RefWorks to the new RefWorks, please follow the steps below to migrate your Legacy RefWorks data to the new RefWorks:

Log in to the new RefWorks

  • Log in to the new RefWorks HERE

Import your Folders from Legacy RefWorks to the new RefWorks

1. Click “+” in the toolbar.

2. Click “Import references“.

3. Choose “RefWorks” under “Import from another reference manager“.

4. Choose “Authorize“.

5. Log in to your Legacy account.

6. Your imported records will appear in the default folder.