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RefWorks Announcement

After careful consideration of cost and the development of alternative open access tools, we have decided that we will be discontinuing RefWorks for the BC community. RefWorks will continue to be available until June 30, 2022 while we help users migrate to other tools.

If you are a current RefWorks user, we encourage you to explore other options and migrate any sources you would like to keep. Library staff are happy to assist you in this migration and to answer questions. Please Ask Us. Also see our instructions for Migrating from RefWorks to Zotero

Create an Account in new RefWorks

To create a new account in New RefWorks:

  • ​Click "Create account"
  • Enter your email 
  • Create a secure & memorable password

Why Use new RefWorks?

Use New RefWorks if:

  • You are an undergraduate using RefWorks for the first time
  • You are a graduate student or faculty member, and you plan to use it for article-length works
  • It is unlikely you will be citing items using foreign character sets
  • Your projects aren't generally collaborative
  • You are not working in Turabian/Chicago Notes/Bibliography style

Old/Legacy RefWorks

Create an Account in Old/Legacy RefWorks

To create an account in Old/Legacy RefWorks:

  • Click "Sign up for new account" beneath the gray login box
  • Use any memorable user name (does not need to be email) and choose a secure and memorable password
  • Fill out demographic information

Why use Legacy RefWorks?

Use Legacy RefWorks for a project if it:

  • involves citations with foreign character sets (esp. Japanese, Chinese, or Korean)
  • is book- or dissertation-length and already begun in Legacy
  • uses Turabian or Chicago Notes & Bibliography style
  • is collaborative, and you're using a Legacy account shared by several people (e.g., literature review)

Migrating from Legacy to new RefWorks

To migrate citation records from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks:

  • Login to legacy RefWorks
  • Click "Move to the newest version of RefWorks" 
  • Once migrated, you can continue to use Legacy RefWorks, and/or begin to use New RefWorks.