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RefWorks: Introduction to RefWorks

Citation Management

Legacy version of RefWorks


Legacy RefWorks is an older version of the citation manager tool.

note: The SMU Library will sunset Legacy RefWorks on July 1, 2019 

If you wish to merge your Legacy account with the New RefWorks, please see your options here:
Importing your existing references into RefWorks

Alternately you can follow the steps in this document

If you currently have a Legacy RefWorks account you can login here.




Technical Difficulties?

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with RefWorks, you can call their support team:

(800) 521-0600 when prompted, press 3, then when prompted press 7 

Support is available Monday–Friday, 5:00am–5:00pm Pacific Time.

You can also email them at:

Welcome to RefWorks

Proquest RefWorks

RefWorks has introduced a new version of its program called RefWorks 2.0. This new version offers the following enhancements designed to make RefWorks easier and more efficient for its users:

  • a cleaner, more intuitive design
  • tabbed functions
  • improved menu navigation
  • quick access toolbar


If you are new to RefWorks go ahead and sign up for an account!

When signing up be sure to use your SMU email address.

Login to RefWorks or create a new account



RefWorks allows you to create a bibliography in the format you choose such as APA6th.

Write-N-Cite is a free tool that can be downloaded. It allows you to cite your sources as you write your paper.

It is compatible with Microsoft Word.

Instructions for installing Write-N-Cite is available from within your RefWorks account.

It is under the tools menu

For assistance with installation contact