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.
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:
To link RefWorks to Word, please follow the instructions in the Integration with Word section on this page.
Additional functionality is being added to New RefWorks to replicate the tools available in legacy RefWorks. This should be completed by the end of 2018. We expect to be required move customers using legacy RefWorks to new RefWorks in summer 2019.
If you use Google Docs for writing you can get an add in which will integrate with RefWorks.
This is one method for converting existing reference lists into RefWorks and other reference management systems. But please note you will have to do quite a bit of work. If you only have a few reference to convert it may be easier to search for them on Library Search or Google Scholar and import into RefWorks directly.
To integrate new RefWorks with Word you need either RefWorks Citation Manager or Write N Cite. Follow the links below to find out more and for instructions on how to install on your own computer. Write N Cite has been installed (summer 2017) on Middlesex University student PCs.
Full instructions are on the Proquest New RefWorks Libguide. As of 14th September 2017 these compatibility instructions apply
If you are using a Windows 10 PC with Word 2016 use Refworks Citation Manager. Do this:
For computers running older versions of Word, see the table below.
For Macs running the latest operating system 10.12 Sierra with Word 2016, then you need to get RefWorks Citation Manager:
Macs with older versions of Word should follow these instructions: