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New RefWorks Citation Management: Adding Citations to New RefWorks

Info to help users understand and transition from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks.

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Getting Citations into New RefWorks

‚ÄčSave to RefWorks

The Save to RefWorks browser plugin is a good way to add references to New RefWorks from many  databases. Supported sites include Ebsco, PubMed, ScienceDirect and more.

Export Citations to RefWorks

You can use the export citations to RefWorks function in many databases to get references into New RefWorks.

  • Login to New RefWorks before you start searching the database.  When you use the export to RefWorks function, the citations will go into your New RefWorks account.
  • If you forget to login to New RefWorks first, you can use the "Login New RefWorks" button on the Legacy RefWorks login page.
  • If you are already logged in to RefWorks, logout and try again.

To go back to using Legacy RefWorks instead of New RefWorks when exporting citations, you may need to clear your browser cache & cookies.

Import Data from Legacy RefWorks

You can easily import all your references from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks.  Your folders in Legacy RefWorks become collections in New Refworks.  

  1. Login to your New RefWorks account.
  2. Click on the "add"  icon  in New RefWorks and select “Import References”.
  3. Click on the RefWorks button in the "Import from another reference manager”.
  4. You’ll be asked to “authorize” to your Legacy RefWorks account so you will need to enter your Legacy RefWorks login credentials.
  5. Your items will be imported into New RefWorks.  You will be notified if any items were NOT copied.
  6. Your research appears in the “recent” area of New RefWorks.  Note:  Importing does not remove your research from your Legacy RefWorks account – it simply copies it