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Referencing & Plagiarism: New RefWorks help

New to RefWorks?

If you are a brand new RefWorks user and want to use new RefWorks, follow these instructions below.  However, if you are already using legacy RefWorks and thinking of moving, read the instructions in the box below carefully.   New RefWorks may not be for you just yet.

Happy to sign up to new RefWorks?

To set up a new RefWorks account go to sign up.

For help using new RefWorks, go to the Proquest RefWorks Libguide or watch their videos on the RefWorks YouTube channel.

Make sure you use your Middlesex email address as this checks you are entitled to use RefWorks.  When you leave Middlesex you can switch to a free account by simply changing your email address in your account settings.

To link RefWorks to Word, please follow the instructions in the Integration with Word section on this page.

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Migrating from legacy to new RefWorks

Additional functionality is being added to New RefWorks to replicate the tools available in legacy RefWorks.   This is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

We expect to be required move customers using legacy RefWorks to new RefWorks in summer 2018.  For more detailed information on this change see the Proquest RefWorks Support Center.  There are instructions on how to migrate to new Refworks that you can print.

To set up a new RefWorks account go to sign up.

For help using new RefWorks, go to the Proquest RefWorks Libguide.

Make sure you use your Middlesex email address as this checks you are entitled to use RefWorks.  When you leave Middlesex you can switch to a free account by simply changing your email address in your account settings.

To link RefWorks to Word, please follow the instructions in the Integration with Word section on this page.

Integration with Word

To integrate new RefWorks with Word you need Write N Cite.   Follow the links below to find out more and for instructions on how to install on your own computer.  It has also been installed (summer 2017) on university student PCs which have been upgrade to Windows 10.  

Full instructions are on the Proquest New RefWorks Libguide.  As of 14th September 2017 these compatibility instructions apply

Windows:

If you are using a Windows 10 PC with Word 2016 do this:

  • Open Word 2016.
  • Go to the Insert tab
  • Open the Store
  • Search for Refworks
  • Install RefWorks Citation Manager:
  • Log in the first time you do this.
  • This video shows you how to do this:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWkyR8xiYwI 

For older computers running older versions of Word, see this table. 

Mac

For Macs running the latest operating system 10.12 Sierra with Word 2016, then you need to get RefWorks Citation Manager:

  • Open Word 2016 on the Mac
  • Choose Insert tab and then Store
  • Search for and install RefWorks Citation manager.
  • Log into RefWorks the first time you use it.
  • This video shows you how to do this:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWkyR8xiYwI 

Older Macs with older Word should follow these instructions:

Introduction to RefWorks

Migrating to new RefWorks