RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool, designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Create your New RefWorks account

To sign up for RefWorks, go to: 

Click on "create account",  enter your UWTSD email address and create a password. Using your university email address will let RefWorks know that you are entitled to set up an account.

Features of New RefWorks:

  • User friendly interface
  • Drag and drop citation capability
  • Enhanced sharing features
  • Read and take notes on pdfs through the RefWorks interface


Learn to use RefWorks in 20 Minutes

RefWorks Fundamentals

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RefWorks Legacy accounts:

Creating a New RefWorks account will allow you to maintain and add to your Legacy account as well as adding to your New account.

Transferring your records across  from the old RefWorks to the New is fairly straightforward:   

  • Open your New RefWorks account
  • Click on the '+' sign in the tool bar
  • Click 'Import Records'
  • Click 'RefWorks'
  • Click 'Authorize'
  • Login to your Legacy RefWorks account to transfer

NOTE: Documents created in the legacy RefWorks interface are not compatible with the new RefWorks interface. Users may create new documents with the new interface using Write-N-Cite, but they cannot continue to work on documents created in the old interface.

You will still be able to access your old Refworks account at:

Group code (required for Write-n-Cite): RWUWTSDavid 


RefWorks Alumni Programme

Alumni of the University now have access to RefWorks through the RefWorks Alumni Programme.  Alumni are entitled to one free RefWorks account with file attachment storage.  To obtain the Group Code necessary to sign up as a member of the Alumni Programme, please contact the Library.  Please note that the Library will check applicants are eligible with the Alumni Society before providing further details.