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RefWorks Classic: Get Started

A quick introduction to using RefWorks including importing from various databases.

RefWorks Classic - Deactivation

**The Classic (or Legacy) interface of RefWorks is Scheduled to be deactivated on June 30, 2023**

All new accounts should be created using the newer version of RefWorks


To upgrade your Classic RefWorks account to the newer version and move your existing citations:

  1. Login to your RefWorks Classic account.
  2. In the upper left area of the screen, click on Upgrade to the latest RefWorks version!
  3. Follow the prompts and provide your GW email address and set an account password.

What is RefWorks?

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What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Why should you use RefWorks?

  • One "click" and you can generate bibliographies in any citation style format. (APA, AMA, MLA and more!)
  • Allows you to create & organize your own personal database of references.
  • Import your references directly from databases, journals or the library catalog and avoid emailing or the need to save to a USB flashdrive.
  • Makes collaboration easier during group projects allowing you to share your RefWorks folder of references.

How to setup a RefWorks account

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  • New Users: Getting Started!
  • Go to Himmelfarb Library's Homepage  
  • Under Popular Resources click RefWorks.
  • Click on "Sign Up for a new Account" and complete the new user information form.
  • You will receive an email from RefWorks confirming your login username and password

Note: You will need the Group Code for Himmelfarb to access RefWorks off-campus.

RefWorks: Group Code

When you are off-campus you may be prompted for a group code. GW users can find the group code here: Group Code

Screenshot of the RefWorks login with the Group Code field highlighted.

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