New RefWorks

Guide to using ProQuest's bibliographical manager.


Have questions regarding the new RefWorks or need technical support? Contact the ProQuest Support Team for help.

E-mail us or telephone us +1- 800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or +1-734-997-4440

Support hours are:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

In addition, the new RefWorks Support Pages are available at any time.


New RefWorks

Welcome to the New RefWorks

The New RefWorks is a great way to collect, manage and organize research documents and materials. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with colleagues by sharing collections.

To create a New RefWorks account 

  1. Go to and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill in your information making sure to use your institutional email address (DO NOT sign up with,, etc.).  Using your institutional email address will help us know whether you are entitled to an institutional account (with all the benefits mentioned above!).

Once you activate your account (you will receive an email with a link to complete the registration process), you’ll get access immediately and can get started managing your documents.

Legacy RefWorks will no longer be available after June 2023

As of June 30 2023, legacy refworks will no longer be available. Follow the Upgrade Guide below to upgrade to the newest version.

Here is the link to the instructions on Upgrading from Legacy RefWorks.

If you have not previously used RefWorks, please go to the Getting started with New RefWorks section of this guide to use the current version of RefWorks.

Please contact Leta Hendricks for assistance.

African American and African Studies Librarian and Comparative Studies Librarian

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Leta Hendricks
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