If you already have an account on the old "legacy" RefWorks v.2, you can keep it for now. There is currently no set date for legacy RefWorks to be retired. You can still try out the new version, and even import your references from the old version into the new one, without closing your old account.
RefWorks is a cloud-based tool for managing citations and creating bibliographies. Through a subscription, the GW Libraries makes RefWorks available to all current students, faculty, and staff at the university. And as a GW alum, your RefWorks account follows you when you leave GW, for free, for as long as the University continues to subscribe to RefWorks.
Guides for using RefWorks v.3:
RefWorks v.2, also called Legacy RefWorks, is still available. To access it, use this link: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.refworks.com/refworks . (Bookmark this link in your browser for quick access.)
If RefWorks v.2 asks you for our Group Code, log in and retrieve it here.
Alumni should access RefWorks through the link on our E-Resources for Alumni page.
Tutorials and guides for Legacy RefWorks:
Important Note: If you have already started writing a paper using the Write-n-Cite plugin for RefWorks v.2, you should NOT try to finish it using the plugin for v.3. This may cause formatting errors.
There are two main ways to upgrade your citation library from legacy RefWorks v.2 to new RefWorks v.3.
If you want, you can continue using v.2 this year, or even use both v.2 and v.3. Legacy RefWorks v.2 will be available until at least Summer Semester 2017.
To get started, you'll need the GW Group Code. Log in and retrieve it here. The Group Code may be required:
The code is not required for the new RefWorks v.3.