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RefWorks - Legacy: Introduction

How to use version 2 of RefWorks, the reference manager. This legacy version will be supported by ProQuest through 2019.

New RefWorks and Legacy RefWorks

New RefWorks from ProQuest was released in June 2016. ProQuest extended Legacy RefWorks to 2019, but it will be decommissioned after all its functionality is moved to New RefWorks. 

Your options at this time are:

  • For first time users, create your new RefWorks account at; use your UNT email address to get started.
  • For Legacy Refworks users, migrate your account to New RefWorks now - see the link at the top left of your account screen - or continue to use your legacy account and migrate sometime in 2019. 

For more details about New RefWorks, visit the library's RefWorks - New guide and the RefWorks guide provided by ProQuest. If you have any questions, please contact Erin O'Toole, Science Librarian, at

RefWorks Announcements

Have any questions? Contact your RefWorks administrator, Erin O'Toole.

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations for both academic and personal use. With RefWorks you can:

  • Easily export references from electronic databases, the UNT library catalog, text files, websites and more into your account
  • Quickly create reference lists for papers and projects in the citation style of your choice
  • Share references with colleagues

RefWorks is available for all UNT students, faculty, and staff through the UNT Libraries. See the boxes below to get started creating your RefWorks account and reference database.

Tips for Using RefWorks

Off-Campus Use: If you are using RefWorks somewhere other than the UNT campus, you will be asked to enter a group code along with your username and password when you log in. RefWorks emails the group code to you when you register for your account (check your Junk or Spam email, if you don't see it in your Inbox). You may also contact Ask Us to request the group code.

Browsers: RefWorks works best in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you're using Internet Explorer and RefWorks isn't functioning correctly, try switching to one of the other browsers.

Pop-ups: RefWorks functions with the use of pop-ups. Be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker, or add RefWorks as an exception to the blocker.

Subject Librarian

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Erin O'Toole
Willis Library, Room 080

RefWorks Resources

Find RefWorks Quick Start Guides, workbooks, and more at the RefWorks Community website.

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