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RefWorks: A citation management system

Learn how to create an account and get started saving, organizing, and sharing your research!

Already have a Legacy RefWorks account?

  • If you have created a RefWorks account with the old RefWorks (Legacy RefWorks) through the University of Memphis, you may see an option once you login to your old account to "Move to the newest version of RefWorks" at the top of the page

"Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest" located at top left of page.

  • Or your can bring your Legacy RefWorks data into the New RefWorks from within your New RefWorks account by clicking on the plus symbol and selecting "Import references." 

From your New RefWorks account, select the plus symbol and then import references from the drop down.

See the Proquest New RefWorks LibGuide for further instruction on how to import references from ReadCube, EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and Papers.

  1. Go to Tools in RefWorks to install the "Save to RefWorks" icon on your browser.
  2. Click on the "Install Save to RefWorks" button
  3. Drag the "Save to RefWorks" button to your browser's favorites bar. Note: this function is not compatible with Mozilla Firefox. 
  4. To save an article from the web to your RefWorks account, click the "Save to RefWorks" button you installed in the favorites bar.
  5. The RefWorks sidebar will pop up. Double check that it correctly pulled the information from the article and then clikc "Save to RefWorks."

Add references from QuickSearch:

It's easy to add references from the library's QuickSearch library catalog to RefWorks! 

  1. From the result page look for "Additional Resources"  to the right of the item title and select the quotation mark to  directly export a reference to RefWorks. If you are not logged in a window will pop up asking you which version of RefWorks (New or Legacy) you want to use and then direct you to the appropriate log in screen.
  2. From the record page for books, eBooks, etc. look for "Additional Resources" and click on the quotation mark.
  3. From the record page for articles from databases look for the "Export" option under "Tools" on the right side of the screen and then select "Direct Export to RefWorks" from the pop up.

Note: If you are using a specific database like "Opposing Viewpoints," look for an export to RefWorks option under tools. Most databases will have an export option.