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Guide to RefWorks (New): Home

RefWorks replaced by Mendeley as a reference management tool

The license agreement for RefWorks reference management tool will end on 31st December 2021 due to data protection related issues in agreement negotiations. After the end of the agreement you cannot access any of the two RefWorks versions or use references you have deposited in RefWorks.

You must export references you have deposited in Turku UAS RefWorks and want to continue using into another reference management tool by the end of the year 2021.

Library will support in using the free of charge version Mendeley reference management tool. See Guide to Mendeley. You are welcome to join Mendeley Clinics to learn more about reference exporting to RefWorks. ICT Services installs centrally Mendeley Cite software for Word to insert citations and bibliographies into documents.

In this guide you find tips on how to export your references from RefWorks, in case you wish to do so now.

Contact the library by sending email to Library ServiceDesk: library@turkuamk.fi.

Published: 20.09.2021Modified: 13.10.2021

About this guide

This guide by Turku University of Applied Sciences assists you in using The New RefWorks. If you are using the old version of RefWorks, please have a look at the guide.

Library offers training for RefWorks

Curriculum-based Info Skills training for Turku UAS students includes basic guidance on RefWorks. The library offers training also for Turku UAS staff.

To book a tailored training session for staff or students, please use our online form.

For any questions, please contact the library online! Information specialist are available on consultation at campus libraries. See more information in Messi. 

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool that allows you to

  • create your own personal reference database
  • import references automatically from multiple databases or PDF files and use the editing mode to add references manually
  • add citations in your text and create a bibliography (several output styles available)
  • share references with others
  • add notes in PDF files.

RefWorks has two add-ins (Write-N-Cite and RefWorks Citation Manager) which allow you to drop citations into Microsoft Word documents. Only the add-ins require software installations. 

RefWorks by ProQuest is acquired for Turku UAS students and staff with annual license agreement. User rights apply.

Upgrade from RefWorks Legacy to the new Refworks

RefWorks (New) has a more user-friendly interface than RefWorks Legacy. To be able to use RefWorks (New), you need to create a new account. Additional instructions are available in this guide under Creating an account and signing in.

 Before moving to the RefWorks (New) please note the following details: 

  • Word documents created by using the old RefWorks version cannot be modified with the new version.
  • It is possible to create only one account in RefWorks (New).

Moving your references from the old  RefWorks to the RefWorks (New) is easy. Please read the instructions Importing references to RefWorks. You might as well use both versions of RefWorks.

Additional instructions

Do you need help?

Contact Library at the Turku University of Applied Sciences by email library@turkuamk.fi.

We are happy to help you!