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This guide is an introduction to the new RefWorks: setting up an account, migrating reference citations from Legacy RefWorks, using RefWorks, and getting plugins for in-text citations in MS Word and Google Docs.

RefWorks is an online citation manager that can help you collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

Tutorial videos on how to use RefWorks

RefWorks makes it easy to:

  • import citations from library databases
  • drag and drop PDF copies of articles
  • capture documents and citations from the web
  • create bibliographies or footnotes in a variety of citations styles (APA, MLA, and many more)
  • create in-text citations for MS Word or Google Docs

RefWorks currently has two versions, RefWorks and Legacy RefWorks. Accounts in the two versions are not linkedNote that the Legacy RefWorks will be sunsetted sometime in the near future. 
Contact Research Assistance to learn how to migrate legacy to new RefWorks.opens in a new window


Sign in to RefWorks

Choose this if you created an account in the last
couple of years and you recognize the blue logo.

New Users:

Create an Account

Sign in to Legacy RefWorks

Choose this if you previously created an account
and you recognize the orange logo.




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