Boston College students, faculty, staff and alumni can use either Legacy RefWorks or New (ProQuest) RefWorks to:
To begin using RefWorks, create a new account through either the Legacy or New login link. You can also migrate existing records in Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks by logging into your Legacy RefWorks account and clicking the "Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest" link in the far top left corner of the screen.
For assistance, e-mail a librarian or call the O'Neill Reference Desk at 617-552-4472.
On the Legacy RefWorks login page, click "Sign up for a New Account."
Use any email address, choose a username and password, and follow instructions. In Legacy RefWorks, you can sign up for multiple accounts. Keep in mind, however, that multiple accounts may complicate your eventual migration to New RefWorks.
This video will explain why it’s a good idea to use a citation management tool, and introduce you to the basic functions of RefWorks. For links to style guides and more, see our Citation Guide.
As a new version of RefWorks was being created, a series of corporate buyouts, first by ProQuest and then by Ex Libris, created a confusing environment for development and planning. Ex Libris seems to be adding some stability by committing to maintaining the old version of RefWorks (Legacy RefWorks) as long as people are using it, and accelerating development and fixes for New RefWorks.