RefWorks is a web-based reference manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases and other sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds, in a preferred citation style such as APA or Chicago.
ProQuest RefWorks and Legacy RefWorks
Two versions of RefWorks exist: ProQuest RefWorks (also known as New RefWorks or simply RefWorks) and Legacy RefWorks. When you are new to RefWorks, we advise you to use ProQuest RefWorks.
Legacy RefWorks deactivation date is June 30, 2023
If you are using Legacy RefWorks we encourage you to upgrade to ProQuest RefWorks well before Legacy RefWorks is deactivated on June 30, 2023. If you want to change to ProQuest RefWorks, see From Legacy RefWorks to ProQuest RefWorks.
Why use a reference manager?
RefWorks is a reference manager, like EndNote, Zotero, Citavi, Mendeley and others. These programs are useful for, among others:
Why use RefWorks?
Some benefits of RefWorks are:
Please note: All reference managers are tools: remain critical and double-check the results, reference list, and/or references in the text!
By when do legacy RefWorks users need to upgrade?
The current planned legacy turn off date is June 30, 2023. All users must upgrade before this date.
Please note: Don't upgrade when you have a deadline for your paper, thesis or article - you need some time to get used to ProQuest RefWorks when you are used to Legacy RefWorks. Also: documents created with Write-N-Cite in Legacy RefWorks are not compatible with ProQuest RefWorks. You can keep using the same version of Write-N-Cite, but you cannot continue to work on existing documents created in Legacy RefWorks. You can upgrade documents created in Legacy RefWorks to be compatible with ProQuest RefWorks. Always save a copy of your document before upgrading it!
If you are using Legacy RefWorks we encourage you to upgrade to ProQuest RefWorks well before Legacy RefWorks is deactivated on June 30, 2023.
To move your references from Legacy RefWorks to ProQuest RefWorks:
Legacy RefWorks will be deactivated on June 30, 2023. If you are using Legacy RefWorks we encourage you to upgrade to ProQuest RefWorks well before this date.
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