RefWorks is subscription tool that the library pays for. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff can create an account. RefWorks helps you:
A New Version of RefWorks is Available!
The upgraded RefWorks Citation management tool is now available, as of summer 2016, via a soft launch.
Starting in fall 2016, we recommend that all new users of RefWorks choose the upgraded RefWorks option. For users who are currently working on document where you are using RefWorks Write-N-Cite toolbar in Word, we recommend waiting to make this transition. All other users can consider if they want to move to the new platform now or in the next few months. Viewing the Benefits and FAQ information may help in this decision.
Training & Support:
Librarians will start teaching workshops on the new RefWorks interface, in fall 2016, to faculty and students who are new to this citation management tool; however, for the next few months they will continue to answer questions related to legacy RefWorks.
What are the benefits of the new version of RefWorks?
Users will appreciate the updated interface and enhanced features. Upgraded RefWorks …
1. I am new to RefWorks. How can I get started with the new version of RefWorks?
Visit https://refworks.proquest.com/. Select “Log in from my institution”. Type in Merced. Select University of California, Merced. Since you are new to RefWorks, you will be asked to answer a couple questions before your account is created.
2. I am an existing RefWorks user. How can I get started with the new version of RefWorks?
Login to your existing RefWorks account. Look for the “Export” option at the top of your screen. This will send your citations to the new version of RefWorks.
3. If I go directly to the new RefWorks link, will it automatically access all the citations and documents I have in my current RefWorks account?
No. However, you can easily export your existing RefWorks citations and documents into the new RefWorks. See FAQ #2. We anticipate that an automated process for transitioning from legacy RefWorks to new RefWorks will be available over the winter break.
4. Can I continue to use both legacy and new RefWorks?
Technically, you can use both legacy and new RefWorks for the fall 2016 semester. However, when you export citations from databases to RefWorks, you will be asked to select one of the versions. Each version will not automatically update the other version.
5. Do I have to switch to the new RefWorks?
No, not yet. Users of legacy RefWorks can continue to use this version through the fall 2016 semester. We anticipate moving everyone to the new RefWorks version during Winter Break (2016/2017) or summer 2017.
6. Are there any reasons why I shouldn’t try the new RefWorks?
If you are currently in the middle of writing a document that is using Write-N-Cite, we recommend that you do not move to the upgraded RefWorks version this fall (2016). The citations you have inserted into your document are connected to your existing RefWorks account. If you move to the new RefWorks and try to add more citations to your existing document, you will not be able to do so. It will only allow you to work in your Word document in Review mode.
We also recommend waiting if you rely on the Write-N-Cite toolbar AND have Word 2007 or Word 2010, 64-bit version.
7. With these RefWorks changes, is there a new Write-N-Cite tool for Word?
8. Will I be able to use the existing Write-N-Cite tool currently have available in Word if I choose to use the new RefWorks?
9. Can I still get to my citations in RefWorks in a Google document if I'm accessing RefWorks via single sign-on?
You will not be able to connect via the RefWorks Add-on in Google Docs with your single sign-on password. However, you can easily set up an alternate password in RefWorks to use with the Add-on in Google Docs. To set the alternate password, login to the new RefWorks. In the upper right under your name, select Settings. Under Alternate Password, choose “Change password”. This will ask you to enter an alternate password for your RefWorks account.
10. In what browsers can I download the "Save to RefWorks" bookmarklet?
"Save to RefWorks" will work in Chrome and Safari browsers. Currently, it is not consistently compatible with Firefox.
11. How does sharing work in RefWorks?
You can create folders with citations/articles in RefWorks and add the emails of those with whom you want to share the folder. You can give an individual one of three permission levels (Read, Annotate, or Modify).
Read allows other to see your citations and read any attached documents. Annotate allows others annotate the documents included in the folder. All annotations show on the article from the owner's RefWorks folder. Modify allows others to change citation information, add citations, add articles etc.
The following videos are available to help you learn to use RefWorks. You can also visit this page for more videos and information.