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ProQuest RefWorks Guide

What is Refworks?

ProQuest RefWorks is an online reference management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels gather, organise, store and share all types of information and to generate citations and bibliographies. Please remember to check any output generated by RefWorks for accuracy.

This guide refers to the new version called ProQuest RefWorks.

ProQuest  RefWorks can be accessed at:

You will need to click Create account the first time you use ProQuest RefWorks. You need to use your City email and you will receive a validation email which you need to click on. If you have used RefWorks Legacy before, it is strongly receommended that you choose a different password.

Use Refworks to:

  • Manage and store your references from projects and dissertations in folders.
  • Export references from CityLibrary Search and many databases and Google Scholar etc into RefWorks.
  • Create and format bibliographies in different styles and generate in text citations.
  • Save PDFs and documents directly from your computer.
  • Collaborate and share references with others.

New ProQuest RefWorks and Update

  • This guide refers to New ProQuest RefWorks which is replacing the current Legacy RefWorks product. 
  • You can create a  New ProQuest RefWorks account once created, you can access your account from this page using the username and password boxes.
  • If you are a current RefWorks user (Legacy RefWorks), you may wish to keep using the product for the time being especially if you are using the Write N Cite Tool for your project or dissertation.  RefWorks is due to have a new update in 2017.
  • Legacy Refworks is expected to be usable until at least January 2018.
  • See more information on the New ProQuest RefWorks update schedule, see  also the Proquest Library Guide.

Transferring References into ProQuest RefWorks

See guidance from Proquest on importing your exisiting references from RefWorks (Legacy) or other reference management software products into new ProQuest RefWorks.