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New RefWorks available now!

RefWorks allows you to manage all the references you have used in your assignments or research.

New RefWorks Users

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  • Create and organise a library of references that you can access via the web
  • Store and annotate the PDFs of articles
  • Import references from bibliographic databases and other information sources
  • Cite while you write using add-in Word/Google Docs features
  • Automatically create bibliographies
If you have never used RefWorks then see our Getting Started Online Tutorial

Existing RefWorks Users

Why should you upgrade to new RefWorks?

    New RefWorks has lots of extra features:
    • Store, view and annotate PDFs
    • Tag your references
    • Quick Cite function
    • Save to RefWorks browser button
    • Word 2016 citation toolbar (Add-In)
    • Google Docs citation toolbar (Add-In)

When should you upgrade to new RefWorks?

New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks will both be available to use during the 2016/17 academic year to allow you to upgrade to new RefWorks at a time that suits you.
  • If you are currently working on your thesis and it will be submitted before the end of July 2017 then we recommend that you continue to use legacy RefWorks.
    • This is because new RefWorks will not work with citations and references already inserted into existing documents with legacy RefWorks.
  •  If you are near the start of your PhD/thesis/research
    • If you are currently reading and collecting references then we recommend you upgrade now:
      • As the new RefWorks has better PDF storage and annotation options.
      • Before you start inserting references using the Word toolbar.
  • If you are partway through writing your thesis and have already inserted a large amount of references using the Word toolbar
    • Be aware that new RefWorks will not work with citations and references already inserted into existing documents with legacy RefWorks.
    • This means that if you upgrade now you will need to re-insert the references using new RefWorks.
    • RefWorks are looking at whether they can solve this problem and we hope to hear something by the end of the year.
  • We recommend that users upgrade to new RefWorks before September 2017, as legacy RefWorks will no longer be available after that date.

Current Issues with new RefWorks

    • New RefWorks and legacy RefWorks are compatible with RefWorks Write-N-Cite (Word toolbar) v4.4.1376:
      • Available on staff machines via the Program Installer.
      • Will be available in all central computer labs by the start of term.
      • available to download on your own machine through RefWorks.
    • There are some issues with the way that referencing styles are formatting in new RefWorks.
We are in contact with RefWorks over the problems with styles and hope that these will be revolved in the next few months.

Still not sure when to upgrade? Email librarians@le.ac.uk for advice and to arrange for training on new RefWorks.

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