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New RefWorks: Getting Started with New RefWorks

This update to RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

Need Help?

Have questions regarding the new RefWorks?  Contact a librarian for help.

E-mail us or telephone the library's Research Desk at 1- 304-293-6810

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

More information about upgrading to the new RefWorks can be found at:



New RefWorks Webinars

ProQuest offers several webinars on many different topics each month. Below are links to our schedule of upcoming sessions and recordings of recent ones.

Upcoming sessions and recordings

Informational webinars presented by the RefWorks Product Manager and recordings of past ones can be found at:

Creating an Account

An institutional account is available to anyone at a subscribing institution and includes 10GB of document storage, unlimited sharing inside and outside the institution, easy institution-wide sharing, phone and email tech support, training and more.

To create a RefWorks account:

  1. Go to and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill in your information making sure to use your institutional email address (you can’t 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'll receive an email with a link to complete the registration process), you’ll get access immediately and can get started managing your documents.

Getting Started with RefWorks Video

This video will show you how to create your RefWorks account, install the Save to RefWorks button, and install Write-N-Cite for Word.

Note: Videos will still display the old Flow program until new videos are posted.



Getting Started with RefWorks