RefWorks allows you to manage all the references you have used in your assignments or research.
New RefWorks Users
- Create and organise a library of references that you can access via the web
- Store and annotate the PDFs of articles
- Import references from bibliographic databases and other information sources
- Cite while you write using add-in Word/Google Docs features
- Automatically create bibliographies
Existing RefWorks Users
Why should you upgrade to new RefWorks?
- Store, view and annotate PDFs
- Tag your references
- Quick Cite function
- Save to RefWorks browser button
- Word 2016 citation toolbar (Add-In)
- Google Docs citation toolbar (Add-In)
New RefWorks has lots of extra features:
When should you upgrade to new RefWorks?New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks will both be available to use during the 2016/17 academic year to allow you to upgrade to new RefWorks at a time that suits you.
- If you are currently working on your thesis and it will be submitted before the end of July 2017 then we recommend that you continue to use legacy RefWorks.
- This is because new RefWorks will not work with citations and references already inserted into existing documents with legacy RefWorks.
- If you are near the start of your PhD/thesis/research
- If you are currently reading and collecting references then we recommend you upgrade now:
- As the new RefWorks has better PDF storage and annotation options.
- Before you start inserting references using the Word toolbar.
- If you are partway through writing your thesis and have already inserted a large amount of references using the Word toolbar
- Be aware that new RefWorks will not work with citations and references already inserted into existing documents with legacy RefWorks.
- This means that if you upgrade now you will need to re-insert the references using new RefWorks.
- RefWorks are looking at whether they can solve this problem and we hope to hear something by the end of the year.
- We recommend that users upgrade to new RefWorks before September 2017, as legacy RefWorks will no longer be available after that date.
- For information on how to upgrade go to Updating to New RefWorks.
Current Issues with new RefWorks
- New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks are compatible with RefWorks Write-N-Cite (Word toolbar) v4.4.1376:
- Available on staff machines via the Program Installer.
- Will be available in all central computer labs by the start of term.
- available to download on your own machine through RefWorks.
- There are some issues with the way that referencing styles are formatting in new RefWorks.
Still not sure when to upgrade? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and to arrange for training on new RefWorks.