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RefWorks: RefWorks Access

RefWorks Access Options

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A new, improved version of RefWorks became available to APSU students and faculty members in June 2016.  The old (Legacy version) of RefWorks will remain available until the end of 2018. You will be able to use both versions during this transition period.  Choose the version that fits your needs from the links below. 

Note: If you have unfinished projects started using the RefWorks Write-N-Cite tool for Microsoft Word, it is recommended that you complete these projects before migrating your citations from Legacy RefWorks to the new version.

Migrating Citations to the New Version of RefWorks

  1. Log into Legacy RefWorks with your existing account credentials.
  2. When you login, you will see a link at the top of the screen that says, “Move to the newest version of RefWorks… “, choosing that link will move your account data, user name and password to the new product.
    RefWorks migrate button at top of Legacy interface
  3. Your existing references, file attachments, folders and custom output styles will automatically be moved into your new RefWorks account (Note: references in the new RefWorks can only have one file attachment per reference, so if you had more than one file attachment connected to a reference, a duplicate reference will be created for each file attached to it).
  4. You should still be able to access your account on the old Legacy interface until RefWorks disables the old interface in January 2018. 
  5. Shared Folders:  Shared folders will need to be reshared from within your new RefWorks account.  The new version of RefWorks allows you to assign unique user permissions to each person you share with, including the ability to edit references.  Public sharing via unique URL is not yet available in the new RefWorks.
  6. Writing a paper and Write-N-Cite: Papers started in legacy RefWorks will not be compatible with new RefWorks, so we recommend users keep their current legacy RefWorks account until they complete their work.  This only applies to papers in progress, as Write n Cite will be compatible with the new interface when starting new papers.

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