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A new version of RefWorks

A new interface and upgraded version of RefWorks is now available.

The existing (Legacy) version will remain available for the foreseeable future.

If you are an existing user then you can carry on using the Legacy version for the time being.
You can transfer your references over to the New version at anytime  - see the tabbed box links in this box (above) on how to transfer your existing account over.  
N.B. - You will still have access to your Legacy version even though you have created a new account.

If you are new to RefWorks you can log in via the New version or use Legacy version - see tabbed box (above) in this box on how to create an account in the New RefWorks.  Alternatively go to the Home page to create a Legacy account.
Currently our Succeed@Tees workshop covers the Legacy version.

What the new version offers:

  • a simplified and more intuitive interface
  • an option for auto-completion of references
  • an option to upload and create references from pdf documents
  • tools to read, highlight and add comments and notes to your pdf documents
  • an option to preview your references in the style of your choice with any possibly missing information highlighted
  • a Google Docs Add-in for writing and formatting papers.

For information on its use:

See below for links to further guidance:

  • Login into Legacy as normal - you click on the image below (using your Teesside University username and password)
  • Select the option to move to the newest version of RefWorks - this is in the top-left corner
  • Sign-up to the new version
  • Fill in the form - enter your first and last name and details of your School (e.g. School of Social Sciences, Business and Law) and role in the University (e.g. Undergraduate)
  • Click on Next and continue clicking on Next to see features of the new RefWorks and then on Done.
  • Your references and folders should carry across - Check under My Folders
  • Any problems, please contact Patricia Crosier -

Important Information

If you have been working on a document and using Write-n-Cite in Legacy it is recommended that you continue using Legacy for that document.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Login with your institution's credentials
  3. Choose Teesside University from the pull-down list of institutions
  4. Enter your university IT username and password
  5. Enter your University email address and select Check
  6. Fill in the form - enter your first and last name, your subject area and role within the university, Click on Next
  7. Keep selecting Next to go through some of the important features of using RefWorks then on Done

Using the new RefWorks