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Introduction to RefWorks

Reference Management

RefWorks allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

RefWorks is a new way to 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.

RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with our smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library and the Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button. From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all.

You will need to create a new account to new RefWorks using your institutional email address. If you have been using the previous legacy version of Refworks you need to create a new account. However you can import your old references to new RefWorks. Note that manuscripts created in old RefWorks are not compatible with new version. If you are working with a document where citations are made with older version, you shouldn't upgrade to new version.

Importing references from old RefWorks (legacy version)

1. First, create an account in new RefWorks. After you have verified your account log in to new RefWorks. In Refworks click + - button and then select Import references.

2. Next select Refworks

3. Authorize the import from old RefWorks to new.

4. Log in to your old RefWorks account to import your references. After the import is completed your will receive a notification informing if any references failed to import.

5. Finally click OK and your references are showing in Last Imported folder in new RefWorks.