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Managing your references: RefWorks 3 (New RefWorks)


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 for help

RefWorks 3 (New RefWorks)

To use the new version of RefWorks, RefWorks 3, log in to This is recommended for users who are entirely new to RefWorks.  However, Bodleian Libraries strongly recommends that all existing RefWorks users delay moving to RefWorks 3 and instead continue to use Legacy RefWorks. This is because of compatibility problems in Word documents which have already been edited in Legacy RefWorks (>find out more about migrating from Legacy RefWorks to RefWorks 3). 

Training in RefWorks 3

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Legacy RefWorks

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RefWorks 3 (New RefWorks)

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Workshops on RefWorks 3

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