What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based reference management system which you can use anywhere. It allows you to:

RefWorks is being upgraded to New RefWorks.  All existing RefWorks users will be using Legacy which will continue to be available. 

Login details for both are available below. Please be advised that these are two completely separate tools; data will not sync between the two.

New RefWorks

New RefWorks

Login in to New RefWorks:

  • use your Abertay email address
  • and create a password of your choosing

New RefWorks is initially being recommended for all new users of RefWorks. To find out more about how it works, speak to your Academic Librarian or attend a RefWorks workshop.

PDF Guides

Getting Started with New RefWorks

Video Guides

Learn how to use New RefWorks in 20 minutes

New RefWorks YouTube channel

Useful websites:

New RefWorks - ProQuest Libguide

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to RefWorks - which version should I use?

New users should use New RefWorks. See our Getting Started with New RefWorks guide to find out how.

I'm using the old version of RefWorks - can I upgrade to the new version?

Yes, you can upgrade. Create a New RefWorks account, and transfer any references from old into new. They're completely separate systems, so just be careful to export any new references into the correct version. They don't sync, but you can transfer references from old to new more than once if needed.

NOTE: if you are part way through a document, finish it using the same version of RefWorks as it was started with as there may be compatibility issues between versions.  If you're unsure, speak to your Academic Librarian.