You will notice that you have an option between 'Legacy' RefWorks and 'New' RefWorks.
New users should sign up to 'New' RefWorks and see our new guide.
Existing users are welcome to continue using their existing Legacy RefWorks account or to migrate to New RefWorks. Please be aware that some 'Legacy' features are not yet available in 'New' RefWorks. For example, you will not be able to use your existing Word documents with references created using Write-N-Cite from 'Legacy' RefWorks with the new version. If you have existing Word documents that you wish to edit, you must continue to use the 'Legacy' version for the time being.
RefWorks is a web-based tool that is free to use for all members of Royal Holloway. It will help you to capture, save and organise references, and to create bibliographies correctly formatted in a wide range of different styles, that can be used in any word processing software. You can access it on- and off-campus, from any PC which has internet access.
When you first use RefWorks you will need to register. From off campus, you also need our Group Code which is RWRoyalH. Then fill in your registration details as follows:
1. Your name
2. Your email address
3. Choose your login name and password
4. Select your user type (e.g. undergraduate)
5. Select your focus area (e.g. humanities)
6. Select ‘register’ to finish
The RefWorks YouTube channel provides clear, step by step instructions on how to carry out all the important functions in RefWorks, in a series of short, specific videos. Here are links to the videos for the most vital things to do.