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We are discontinuing RefWorks

After careful consideration, The UAlberta Library has decided to discontinue the campus-wide institutional subscription to the RefWorks reference management service.

Our RefWorks subscription expires on October 1, 2021. You will need to back up your account data or transition to other reference management software before October 1st.

We have created the RefWorks Transition Guide to walk you through how to move your references out of RefWorks and into other reference management software.

ProQuest Refworks Video Tutorials

New to ProQuest RefWorks? This video tutorial series will teach you the basics of how to use ProQuest RefWorks and some of its tools. 

Accessing RefWorks

RefWorks' Basic Functionality

Organizing References in Folders

See also: Organizing & Managing References

Organizing References in Projects

See also: Organizing & Managing References

Exporting References to RefWorks

Looking for information on how to export reference data from some common database types at University of Alberta Library? There are written instructions in the importing/exporting help box to the left. 

See also: Getting Information into Refworks

Creating References and Adding Documents

See also: Getting Information into Refworks

Editing References in RefWorks

Writing Tools

See also: Writing Tools

Collaborating Through Sharing 

See also: Sharing Your References


Once you've watched all of the video tutorials, you can begin exploring ProQuest Refworks. For more detailed instructions, navigate through this guide by using the menu on the left-hand side. 

If you have any questions about using Refworks, contact us at any time by chat, text or email via Ask Us, or get in touch with our team directly at