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RefWorks - new

Bibliographic software which helps with your referencing

RefWorks allows you to create an online store of references for items you have consulted. You can then use these details to produce in-text references and bibliographies on different topics or in a variety of styles, and include these in your assignments. 

New users should use RefWorks – new.  Users of RefWorks – legacy can migrate their account to the new version if they wish to take advantage of the improved functionality.

This is the new version of RefWorks and will replace the legacy version during 2017/18.  

  • Drag and drop pdf files into RefWorks to save the document and extract the reference data.
  • Save to RefWorks toolbar button to extract reference data from websites, articles and more.
  • Store full text documents and webpage contents and add annotations.

Need help? 

See our videos and guidance: RefWorks – New subject guide

Further support

If the above resources do not answer your query, further support for RefWorks issues is available from   

Queries will be dealt with as quickly as possible but please allow up to 72 hours for a response from the information team. If your query is not easily dealt with via email we will offer you an appointment to speak to a librarian for advice. Please note that this service does not include proofreading or checking of references.  If your query is urgent please use the chat service on the library homepage for initial advice.   

You can also attend our weekly drop-in sessions between October-December: 

There are currently no drop-in sessions to display

See our full drop-in programme schedule

You can also contact your information librarian.

Other reference management tools

There are many other free referencing tools that you can use such as Mendeley, Zotero and more.  Please be aware that only RefWorks features our approved institutional style, Harvard SSU.  If you use an alternative system you will need to edit your references to match our referencing factsheet before submitting your assignment.

RefWorks - Legacy

Existing RefWorks – legacy users can choose to migrate to RefWorks – new. Please note: if you have existing Word documents that you wish to edit, please continue to use RefWorks - legacy for now.

To view PDF files you need to have Adobe Reader™ installed.
Adobe Reader™ is available free from the Adobe website.

Page last updated on Monday 11 September 2017 at 2.00pm.


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