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Legacy RefWorks: Start Here

Resources to help you use the Legacy RefWorks reference management tool provided by the UA Libraries.

Legacy RefWorks is only slated to be available through the end of 2017. Please take the time to upgrade your library to the New RefWorks as soon as possible.

RefWorks Help

If you have questions regarding RefWorks or need technical support, please contact the ProQuest RefWorks support team. Support hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Eastern Time.

Library liaisons provide instructional support for RefWorks and other reference management tools. Contact your library liaison to schedule a research consultation or instruction session.

Guide Contents

RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

With RefWorks you can:

  • Save and organize citations
  • Build bibliographies
  • Insert citations while writing a paper
  • Share research with colleagues and peers

How to Set Up an Account

1. Start at     

2. Select either On Campus  or  Off Campus  access, if off campus, you may be prompted for your MyBama information.

3. If you are a first time RefWorks user, choose the "Sign Up for a New Account" link.


4. Choose a Log In Name and Password (these can be anything you will remember)

5. Start building your RefWorks Citation Database!


Welcome to the course guide for University Libraries' Web-based citation manager RefWorks! This guide will introduce faculty and students to the various features available in RefWorks that will help organize and streamline the research process. 

Help from RefWorks

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Training Resources

RefWorks also offers free webinars every month!

• Online sessions available at a range of times, in several languages.

• Beginners and experts alike will find a session to advance their skills.

*Under Live and Recorded Seminars in English, select RefWorks