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Upgrade your Legacy RefWorks account to ProQuest RefWorks


On 30 June 2023 Legacy RefWorks will no longer be available.  

  • This guide is for RefWorks users who have Legacy RefWorks accounts.  It sets out the steps you need to take to maintain access to the contents of your accounts after June.   
  • If you are only using a new ProQuest RefWorks account you do not need this guide.  Access to your account will not change.  

You can check which version of RefWorks you are using by checking the web address in your browser and by how your account looks. 

Compare Legacy RefWorks and ProQuest RefWorks
RefWorks Version Web address starts Appearance Logo
Legacy RefWorks

Banner includes a red logo.

Folder navigation is on the right.

Legacy RefWorks logo
ProQuest RefWorks

Banner has only white text on blue.

Folder navigation is on the left. 

ProQuest RefWorks logo

Time line for closing Legacy RefWorks

We recommend that you upgrade your account as soon as possible to avoid any last minute problems.  However if you have an upcoming deadline it is sensible to wait until work for that is complete. 

Your legacy account will remain available until Legacy RefWorks is switched off so if there are problems with the upgrade you can continue to work with your legacy account while this is resolved.  Once the account is successfully upgraded we recommend you do not make any changes to your legacy account. 

Between now and 30 June 2023 we will attempt to alert active users of Legacy RefWorks that they need to upgrade to ProQuest RefWorks. 

[nn/nn/nnnm we will attempt to upgrade accounts that have not been upgraded already]

30 June 2023 Legacy RefWorks will be switched off. 

Between 30 June 2023 and 28 October 2023 it may be possible to recover contents of accounts that have not been upgraded.

More information about ProQuest RefWorks

More information about, and support for, using ProQuest RefWorks:

Adsetts Library [map pdf]
Collegiate Library [map pdf]

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