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New RefWorks vs. Legacy RefWorks

RefWorks has released a new and improved interface. If you are new to RefWorks, we suggest that you use this new version from the outset. To set up an account, see the “New RefWorks” tab under “How do I start using RefWorks?” below. Those who use the legacy version of RefWorks may still continue to do so for now, but should make plans to transition soon. While we don’t yet have a date scheduled to retire the legacy version, that change will happen eventually. We will provide ample notice once a date is scheduled.

During the transition period you will see the options below when you export references from a library database into RefWorks. Choose Legacy RefWorks if you would like to continue working with your existing RefWorks account, or choose the new RefWorks icon to export references to your new RefWorks account. 

Which version of RefWorks would you like to export to?

 

 

 

If you want to migrate your references from your Legacy RefWorks account to your new account, please see the box below this one, "Migrating Existing References to the New RefWorks," for instructions. 

If you need assistance using the New RefWorks interface, check out this guide from the creators of RefWorks or ask the on-call librarian for help. Please note that the guide below includes instructions for both the new RefWorks and for Legacy RefWorks. Select the box that applies to the version of RefWorks that you are using.  

Migrating Existing References to the New RefWorks

If you would like to create a new RefWorks account and migrate your existing references to the new account at the same time, follow the instructions for Soft Migration from legacy to new RefWorks. Your existing RefWorks account will not be affected. 

Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for all of your references and folders to be imported into your new account. If your account is still missing folders or references after this time has passed, please contact us at library@dickinson.edu

If you already have both a Legacy RefWorks and a new RefWorks account, and would like to migrate your existing references to the new account, follow the instructions for Importing Your Legacy RefWorks Database when you already have a new RefWorks account. Your existing RefWorks account will not be affected.

Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for all of your references and folders to be imported into your new account. If your account is still missing folders or references after this time has passed, please contact us at library@dickinson.edu

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RefWorks Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is web-based bibliographic software that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Add citations while you write your paper
  • Format a bibliography in a variety of citation styles
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

As a web-based program, RefWorks does not require any software to download and update, and you can access your personal account from any computer connected to the internet.

What it does

RefWorks simplifies the process of documenting sources in your paper by turning this: (sample information about a book in a library catalog)...

Author: Finkelman, Paul, 1949-
Title: Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson / Paul Finkelman.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe
Date: c2001.

...into this (sample entry from a list of references, APA style):

Finkelman, P. (2001). Slavery and the founders: race and liberty in the age of Jefferson (2nd ed.). Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

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