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ProQuest RefWorks (New!)

The New ProQuest RefWorks

In 2016 ProQuest officially launched a new version of RefWorks.

If you have been using the original (legacy) version of RefWorks, you can now transfer your existing library into the new version. Legacy RefWorks users who want to transfer their libraries have two options:

  1. Soft migration [Recommended if you are not using a MSVU email address]:
    When you log into the Legacy RefWorks, you will see a link at the top of the screen that says, “Migrate to new RefWorks… “. Choosing that link will move your account data to the new ProQuest RefWorks. You will be prompted to login to the new ProQuest RefWorks with the email address that you used in Legacy RefWorks. You may choose to create a new login. Your ProQuest RefWorks account will be created and all your records and folders will be copied from Legacy RefWorks.
  2. From within the New Proquest RefWorks:
    This requires that you have already created an account in the new version of Proquest RefWorks using your MSVU email address. Use "Import References" from the Add menu icon to move your references from the old to the new RefWorks. You can maintain both accounts and do this migration multiple times (if you wish).

The Legacy RefWorks product will be available until January 2018.

For technical questions about migrating your citation library, email

Am I on Legacy RefWorks or New RefWorks?

The links for both versions of RefWorks are below.

It is possible to have accounts on both platforms, but it is only possible to import new citations to one. We advise that once you migrate your citations from the legacy RefWorks to the new ProQuest that you no longer use the legacy RefWorks.

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