A new version of RefWorks has recently been launched by the developers, Proquest. This new version will run alongside the existing version of RefWorks (now referred to as “Legacy RefWorks”) until January 2018.
Although both versions are now available, it is not currently possible to edit documents in New RefWorks if they have previously been used with Legacy RefWorks. For this reason we strongly recommend that existing RefWorks users at Oxford University delay moving to the new version of RefWorks for the time being. > Find out more
Share folders of references with colleagues.
RefWorks users will be able to directly export references from the shared folder into their account.
A RefWorks account is not required to access a RefWorks shared folder.
Alert May 2017: Footnotes users are experiencing a number of problems with RefWorks. In particular, the RefWorks MS Word plugin "Write n Cite" is currently causing Word to crash when inserting footnotes which include URLs or which have special formatting. In addition, the RefWorks plug in for Word 2016 for Mac ("RefWorks Citation Manager") is occasionally inserting rogue characters into footnotes. Neither problem affects in-text author-date style citations. We are discussing these issues with RefWorks as a matter of priority. In the meantime, if you are having difficulties please contact email@example.com for help
RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries' institutional subscription. You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account.
You can export or push references to RefWorks from many online databases, library catalogues such as SOLO and from Google Scholar.
Some online databases do not have a direct export option. Where this is the case you can often save your results as "RIS" or plain text files. These can then be imported in to RefWorks.
The Import References function can also be used to pull in references from other reference managers such as Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero
Capture with RefGrab-It
You can save references to web pages by installing the RefGrab-It tool in your browser. To do this, open Refworks and choose Tools - RefGrabit.
Once you have installed the plug in, click on it when you want to add a web page to RefWorks.
Choose Add Reference. This will pull up a form for you to fill in.
Cite references and create bibliographies in MS Word documents in with Write-N-Cite.
There are hundreds of different Citation Output Styles to choose from. Go to Bibliography and select Output Styles Manager to view the List of Styles.
To install Write-N-Cite log in to Refworks, choose Write-N-Cite from the Tools menu.
There is a guide to using both the the old and new versions of Write-N-Cite in RefWorks Help in the Writing Your Paper and Creating Your Bibliography section.
RefWorks Tutorial provides video instructions on how to use RefWorks.
Go to Help and select the Tutorial link. An introductory video tutorial starts immidiately.
Look further down the page for more detailed video tutorials.