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Footnotes, Bibliographies & Citation Tools: "New" RefWorks

This guide will help you get started using citations in your academic writing, and teach you the basics about Citation Management Software.

Refworks User Guide

What is the New Refworks?

A new interface and new functionality for collecting and managing documents and citation information:

  • Import citations from databases
  • Organize your citations in folder
  • Create citations from scratch
  • Generate bibliography/works cited
  • Share your citations & collaborate with other RefWorks users

Switching from Legacy (old version) to New Refworks

Ready to Migrate?

  1. Go to the new RefWorks or click
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click Create Account, Do not click Use Login from My Institution.
  3. Be sure to use your YU email address (you can’t sign up with,, etc.).
  4. Check your email inbox and activate your account. Note: It may be in Spam or Junk.
  5. Learn how to import legacy RefWorks references and styles into New RefWorks
    To import you will need to log into your Legacy account. If you forgot your login, click Forgot username or password? and then check your email for your user name & password. The email may be in Spam & Junk.

Once you move your data, it will no longer appear in your Legacy account.

Access New Refworks

Export Google Scholar References to Refworks

  1. Near the top left of the Google Scholar, click the left menu bar and then click on Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the area called Bibliography Manager.
  3. Select Show links to import citations into ...
  4. Select RefWorks from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click Save Preferences near the bottom of the page.