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ProQuest RefWorks: Getting Started

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program paid for by the UW Libraries. Use RefWorks to organize your research, create bibliographies, insert citations as you write, and import and search PDFs.

Create an Account

1. Go to RefWorks here

2. Click on Create account 
Do NOT click "Login with your institution's credentials" – this will not work

3. Enter your UW email address in the E-mail Address field

4. Click through the necessary steps

5. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Click on the link in the email, and begin using RefWorks



The old RefWorks (RefWorks Legacy) is still currently active and you can use both accounts simultaneously. When exporting citations, you will be given an option of the two RefWorks to choose from. We recommend that you begin using New RefWorks.

There will be a hard migration in the coming months which will disable use of RefWorks Legacy. At this time, all of your old citations should be imported into your new account automatically.

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