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New RefWorks

A step-by-step guide to using RefWorks

New RefWorks - Getting Started

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New RefWorks is now available to BC community users. We recommend undergraduates begin using New RefWorks. Given the number of current known issues with more advanced functions, however, we don't recommend faculty or graduate students begin using New RefWorks until Summer 2018. Support for legacy RefWorks will continue until January 2019.

Moving old RefWorks to New RefWorks

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If you have an old RefWorks account that contains citation records that you will need access to in New RefWorks, then you need to move your old account to your new account. This is easy to do. Just login to your old RefWorks account from the main login page, and then click the link in the far upper left corner of your account screen, that reads, "Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest."

Note: You must use a email address as your login ID.


New RefWorks and Write-n-Cite

Write-n-Cite 4.4 (Mac or Windows) is fully compatible with New RefWorks. All you need to do is make sure which account (Old RefWorks or New RefWorks) your Write-n-Cite plugin is syncing with. If you aren't sure, click "log out" on the RefWorks tab in MS Word, and then click "log in." If you login with your New RefWorks ID and password, Write-n-Cite with sync with your new account. Likewise, if you login with your old RefWorks ID and password, Write-n-Cite with sync with your old account.

Write-n-Cite is not compatible with MS Word for Mac 2016. If you are using MS Word for Mac 2106, you must use RefWorks Citation Manager, which is available directly through the MS Word store (Insert>Add-ins>Store).

CAUTION: Using both old and New RefWorks within one document in Write-n-Cite will likely cause problems. We do not recommend switching to New RefWorks in the middle of a project. Finish the project in old RefWorks, and start your next project in New RefWorks.

Signing up for New RefWorks

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If you don't have an old RefWorks account, or you're not sure you want to move all of your records to New RefWorks, you can create a New RefWorks account without using your old RefWorks account.

This option is recommended if you are in the middle of a large research project, especially if you are already writing a paper using the MS-Word plugin Write-n-Cite. Go ahead and finish the project in old RefWorks, and start any new projects in New RefWorks. You can always import old RefWorks records into New RefWorks later, at any time.

Note: You must use a email address as your login ID.