RefWorks is transitioning to a new version. There are benefits of both New RefWorks and Legacy Refworks. Also, there are compatibility issues related to how the versions communicate with Word documents. Read the information on this page before deciding when to transition, or, for those considering RefWorks initially, which version to use.
For advice or troubleshooting support relating to the transition, contact faq.library.upenn.edu/faq.
New RefWorks is available now; the legacy version is still available and will be until at least 2018. You must consider a number of factors before deciding when to transition from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks.
Instructions for transitioning from Legacy to New RefWorks are available here: http://corpweb.proquest.com/docs/upgrade-userguide.pdf
Compare Legacy and New RefWorks: http://corpweb.proquest.com/docs/upgraderw-userguide.pdf
Log into Legacy RefWorks: http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/13307
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Once on the homepage you will need to sign in with Penn email or create an account using your Penn credentials.
Using RefWorks for saving information
References are stored on the RefWorks server.They can be accessed from anywhere by using your login name and password.
You can also make your own backup copy of your database from the RefWorks Tools/Backup/Restore feature. This backup can only be used with the Restore feature in RefWorks. It cannot be viewed without RefWorks.
RefWorks uses the feature Write-N-Cite to help users with citations
Example of RefWorks Citation
sample information about a book in a library catalog
Author, etc.: Finkelman, Paul, 1949-
Title: Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson / Paul Finkelman.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe,
Type of material: Book
Description: xii, 296 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-265) and index.
Contents: 1. Making a Covenant with Death: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention -- 2. Slavery and the Northwest Ordinance, 1787: A Study in Ambiguity -- 3. Evading of Ordinance: The Persistence of Bondage in Indiana and Illinois -- 4. Implementing the Proslavery Constitution: The Adoption of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 -- 5. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Federalism -- 6. "Treason Against the Hopes of the World": Thomas Jefferson and Slavery -- 7. Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and Antislavery: Historians and Myths. Library of Congress subject headings: Slavery--Law and legislation--United States--History.
ISBN: 0765604388 ( alk. paper)
0765604396 ( pbk. : alk. paper)
...into this (sample entry from a list of references. APA style) with minimal effort while still preserving all of the detailed information about that source for future use:
Finkelman, P. (2001). Slavery and the founders: race and liberty in the age of Jefferson (2nd ed.). Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.
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