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RefWorks - legacy

This is the existing version of RefWorks. If you have signed up for an account in the past, you can continue using this version for the time being. You will need to migrate over to the new version during 2017/18.  Please contact your information librarian if you have any concerns.

You can migrate to a RefWorks – new account at any point and take advantage of the improved functionality it offers

Please note you will not be able to use your existing Word documents with references created using Write-N-Cite from RefWorks – legacy with the new version.  Therefore, users with existing Word documents that you wish to edit, must continue to use the legacy version for the time being.

Going forward, it is best to create new documents within RefWorks – new.  You can easily migrate any references you have in your existing account over to RefWorks - new.

Need help? See our videos and guidance: RefWorks – legacy subject guide

Want to know more about migrating to RefWorks - new? 

See our videos and guidance: RefWorks – new subject guide

Further help and 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 proof reading 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.

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Page last updated on Monday 11 September 2017 at 1.51pm.


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