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RefWorks, legacy version: A bibliographic management system

A guide to using RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

In a world of e-research, there are more data sources available than ever, which means researchers need highly efficient ways to manage vast amounts of information easily. RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.


The University Libraries supports any instruction on RefWorks legacy accounts; we highly encourage you to make the move to the new version! 

Contact Brannen Varner ( for Legacy RefWorks assistance.

News from RefWorks

RefWorks has a released a new and updated version

ProQuest RefWorks

The new RefWorks is ProQuest's next generation of reference management software that allows researchers to do more. 
Already have RefWorks? You can easily import your references from your legacy account. 

Visit the RefWorks, New Version Research Guide to learn how to create an account, import references, and more! 

  • easily import citations and full text articles from databases and now the web with the Save to RefWorks bookmarklet
  • collaborate with others by sharing your collections and articles
  • read, highlight, and annotate documents
  • generate bibliographies automatically using APA, MLA and other citation styles
  • use the Google Docs add-on or the Write-n-Cite add-on for Microsoft Word to write and format your papers
  • link with your RefWorks account with dropbox account for offline access to your documents


RefWorks Training

Help with RefWorks:

Schedule a one-on-one RefWorks Help appointment with a librarian!

Graduate students, join us for the following writing and research workshops (click on the image below for more information):