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RefWorks: Legacy (older version) User Guide

This guide provides information and instructions on how to use RefWorks, a research/citation management tool.

RefWorks Handouts

Need help?

Have questions regarding the RefWorks Legacy or need some technical support?  Contact us at Rush: 312-942-5950 or email

You can also contact ProQuest's Support Team for help: 

1- 800-521-0600  ext.74440 or 1-734-997-4440;

or email

Support hours are:

Monday – Friday

6:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Time


Warning: This information does not pertain to the most current, updated version of RefWorks

This page describes an older, legacy version of RefWorks. For documentation and support for the newer ProQuest Refworks, the currently supported version, please visit the ProQuest RefWorks guide.


New users should create an account in ProQuest RefWorks.  Switch to the ProQuest RefWorks guide for information on creating an account and using ProQuest RefWorks.

Log in to RefWorks

RefWorks is an online research/citation management tool that allows you to collect, store, and manage information, such as:

  • creating your own database of references;
  • exporting references from article databases and from the Web;
  • generating in-text citations and bibliographies

To log in to RefWorks go to the library's home page and click the RefWorks link (in the Resources column) of the green "Quick Links" menu.

library homepage

A new window will open.   As most RefWorks users use ProQuest Refworks, that is the default and is featured in the image that appears.  Below the image are a few options for accessing legacy RefWorks.  Click the link that is appropriate for your use.

Legacy RefWorks will open. Login with your username and password.


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