There are currently two versions of RefWorks available - legacy (original) and the new version. You may come across the option to choose between the two if you are exporting from article databases. See this guide for help with upgrading to the New RefWorks.
Legacy RefWorks users who want to transfer their libraries have two options:
- Soft migration:
When you log into the Legacy RefWorks, you will see a link at the top of the screen that says, “Migrate to new RefWorks… “. Choosing that link will move your account data to the new ProQuest RefWorks. You will be prompted to login to the new ProQuest RefWorks using your college email. If you used your college email to create your original account (do not choose the option that says "Use login from my institution"). At this point you are essentially creating a new account. If you currently sign into legacy RefWorks with your institutional email, you are advised to use a different password from the legacy account to avoid confusion. Your ProQuest. RefWorks account will be created and all your records and folders will be copied from Legacy RefWorks. For more info, refer to this guide.
- From within the New Proquest RefWorks:
This requires that you have already created an account in the new version of Proquest RefWorks using your John Jay username and password. Use "Import References" from the Add menu icon to move your references from the old to the new RefWorks. You can maintain both accounts and do this migration multiple times (if you wish).
Am I on Legacy RefWorks or New RefWorks?
The links for both versions of RefWorks are below.
It is possible to have accounts on both platforms, but it is only possible to import new citations to one. We advise that once you migrate your citations from the legacy RefWorks to the new ProQuest that you no longer use the legacy RefWorks.
Legacy version of the online citation management tool. Available at least through 2017.
ProQuest RefWorks (new version)
Completely new look! New features include drag and drop capability, importing citations and files from websites, and Write-n-Cite for Mac Word 2016 and Google Docs.