The New RefWorks guide can help you migrate from a legacy RefWorks account to the new platform, and answer your questions about the new RefWorks. See below if you continue to use the "old" RefWorks.
Getting started with RefWorks
RefWorks can help you save, organize and share references. References can be added to your Microsoft Word documents as in-text citations and reference lists formatted in any citation style you choose.Sign up for a free account (free forUCB faculty, staff and students).
RefWorks is web-based, so you can access it on any Internet-enabled device, including your smart phone or tablet.
To use RefWorks from off-campus, log in using the Proxy Server or VPN. To use RefWorks with the proxy server, you must first visit a non-https website, such as oed.com; then you can log on to RefWorks. If you are neither on campus, nor using the proxy server or VPN, you will need the UC Berkeley Group Code to create or access your RefWorks account.
Introducing the New RefWorks
New RefWorks has several features not included in "Legacy" RefWorks:
A clean, modern, intuitive interface
Works with Word and with Google Docs (UCB has Google Docs access via bDrive)
Works with Word 2016 (Mac)
Drag and drop PDF files to create a new reference in RefWorks
More sharing options: You can share with various permission levels
"Legacy" RefWorks will still be an option through 2017. However, you can use New RefWorks now:
Sign up for a new account using the link above, or click the Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest. link at the top of the Legacy RefWorks window, once you've logged on, to make the switch.
Reference managers (also called citation managers or bibliographic management software) offer a way to save, organize and manage references. Many work with word processing software to format in-text citations and bibliographies for papers and theses, allow you to share references, and enable you to attach or link PDFs to a citation record.