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RefWorks - A bibliographic management system

A guide to using RefWorks

Spring 2016 RefWorks Training

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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.

Please note, that this LibGuide provides instruction on how to use the original version of RefWorks, now called the legacy version.

News from RefWorks

Introducing the New RefWorks!

      Do you want to be able to research collaboratively and share document notes?      

Do you use Google Docs and want an easy way to add citations?

The New RefWorks is Proquest's next generation of reference management software that allows researchers to do more. Already have RefWorks?  You can keep the original, called the legacy version, or import your references to the new RefWorks. Follow the below links to find out more about this exciting new RefWorks development!

Sign up for a new RefWorks account  and see how easy citation can be!

To migrate from legacy to the new RefWorks log into your legacy account and look for the Move to the newest version of RefWorks link at the top of the page.

Use the New RefWorks to:

  • easily import citations and full text articles from the web and databases
  • collaborate with others by sharing your collections and articles
  • read, highlight, and annotate documents
  • generate bibliographies automatically using APA, MLA and other common 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 off line access to your documents

Stay tuned for updates and a LibGuide for the New RefWorks. For more information about the NewReworks and what it can do for you CLICK HERE!

Video: RefWorks at Arizona State