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All about the new ProQuest RefWorks: How to create a new account or migrate a Legacy RefWorks account to the new RefWorks.

The New ProQuest RefWorks

In January 2016 ProQuest officially launched a new and improved version of RefWorks that makes it easier than ever to manage and organize your research. If you had been using the beta version of the new RefWorks, called Flow, you won't need to do much at all, other than to update the Flow URL to http://refworks.proquest.com

If you have been using the original (legacy) version of RefWorks, you can now transfer your existing library into the new version. Legacy RefWorks users who want to transfer their libraries have two options:

  1. User initiated: Create a new RefWorks account by selecting "Import References" and moving your references from the old to the new RefWorks. You can maintain both accounts and do this migration multiple times (if you wish).
  2. Soft migration: When you log into the Legacy RefWorks, you will see a link at the top of the screen that says, “Migrate to new RefWorks… “. Choosing that link will move your account data, user name and password to the new product. 

The Legacy RefWorks product will be available until January 2018.

For technical questions about migrating your citation library, email ProQuest RefWorks Support, call 1.800-521-0600 ext. 74440, or click here for ProQuest's RefWorks Support site.

Am I on Legacy RefWorks or New RefWorks?

The links for both versions of RefWorks are below. If you are on the legacy version of RefWorks, we encourage you to migrate your account to the new platform as soon as possible.

 

How does RefWorks help me with my research?

Below are just some of the improvements you will experience with the new version of RefWorks to date:

Find and Capture:

  • RefWorks has the ability to recognize and import files from over 800 different databases and file formats
  • Save-to-RefWorks bookmarklet allows capture of references from web pages from thousands of web properties
  • Auto completion and verification of manual added references

Manage and Access:

  • Easily search full text in documents, folders and subfolders through powerful search capabilities
  • Retrieve references based on tags with the intuitive tag manager
  • Unlimited storage for references and full text

Share & Collaborate:

  • Read, annotate and highlight full-text documents in a collaborative environment
  • Work with PDFs, Office and Open Office documents
  • Share folders or references privately or with members of your institution

Export & Cite:

  • Supports over 4,000 different citation styles with a powerful citation style editor for customization
  • Add on and PlugIns: new RefWorks offers add-ins for both Google Docs and for Microsoft Word. Both allow insertion and formatting of citations, footnotes and bibliographies
  • For Linux and/or Open Office users, the new RefWorks also include the Quick Cite tool which lets users create bibliographies and citations within RefWorks for easy copy/paste into word processing documents

Internationalization: The new RefWorks supports the same languages as the legacy version; French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, traditional and simplified Chinese.

Instructions for Upgrading

RefWorks Resources