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RefWorks Tutorial: RefWorks -- New Platform

Learn how to use this powerful bibliography software to manage book and journal article citations, and create bibliographies in APA, MLA, or Chicago styles.

New Platform

New RefWorks Logo

RefWorks has updated their platform.  The old version (also discussed in this LibGuide) still works, but if you're just starting out with RefWorks, you should choose the new version.  If you'd like to transition to using the new version, you'll have to create a new account, even if you also have an account with the old version.  But don't worry, you'll also be able to import all of your references from the old RefWorks.

Creating an Account

RefWorks has updated their platform.  The old version (also discussed in this LibGuide) still works, but if you're just starting out with RefWorks, you should choose the new version.  If you'd like to transition to using the new version, you'll have to create a new account, even if you also have an account with the old version.  But don't worry, you'll also be able to import all of your references from the old RefWorks. 

Getting Started: Finding RefWorks 

To find RefWorks on the Library Homepage, search "RefWorks" in the databases list or click on the RefWorks link.  

Finding RefWorks on Library Homepage

You'll be redirected to a page where you have the option to choose the old RefWorks version or the new Platform.  Click the second link "Refworks -- New Platform".  

New Platform

Getting Started: Creating an Account

To create an account, enter your DU email address and click "Check". 

New RefWorks Platform

You'll then be prompted to enter a password and follow the steps to create an account. 

Enter Password Screen

 

Using the New Platform

The new homepage looks much different than the old version, but it has the same functions. 

New Homepage

Create a Bibliography

Choose the quotation marks at the top to create a bibliography list, quickly cite a resource, or edit citaitons.

Create a Bibliography

Create a Folder

You can organize your citations by creating folders. Click on the plus sign in the menu on the left. 

Create a folder

Upload, Import, & Create New Entries

Choose the plus sign from the top menu to upload documents, import references, or to create a new reference.