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There is a new version of RefWorks available. If you are still using the older version create a new account and import your citations

New Refworks

1. Connect to New Refworks
2. Create an Account
3. Create a New Folder
4. Search Databases for articles
5. Export your article citation to Refworks
6. You may also download the article PDF to your computer and then upload it in Refworks. 
7. Create your Bibliography 

Getting Started with New Refworks

Welcome to the New RefWorks!

  • Refworks has been updated!  This new version makes it easier to:
    • Manage your citations. The Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.
    • Collaborate and share folders with colleagues.
    • Create Bibliographies and format research papers. This update to RefWorks is a new way to collect and manage reference citations.
Creating Your New RefWorks Account 

1. Connect through the Library web site or go directly to 

2. To create a new account click on Login and then create a new account. You must use your RWU email to create an account.  If you are creating an account from off campus you will need the RefWorks Group Code.  Please email us or call 254-3375 for that group code.

3. Once your account is created, simply login with your login name and password and group code (if off campus) to use Refworks.

Logging into RefWorks

RWU users can login to Refworks from On or Off Campus.

From OnCampus:

Connect through the Library home page or go directly to and enter your login name and password

From Off Campus:

1.  Once connected to Refworks you will see three tabs (Remote Access, Individual Log-in, Trial Login)

2. In the Remote Access tab enter the RWU Group Code and click on go to Login. YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT US AT LIBREF@RWU.EDU OR 401-254-3375 TO OBTAIN THE GROUP CODE.

3. Enter your personal Login Name and Password.