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RefWorks and EndNote Research Guide: Legacy RefWorks

This guide provides information on citing sources and managing references with RefWorks and EndNote.

Legacy RefWorks

The following are instructions for the legacy version of RefWorks.  The new version of RefWorks offers many features not in the legacy version, but you will need to learn how to use them.  So you may at first be more comfortable with the legacy version if you have been using RefWorks before Spring 2019.  You can maintain two separate accounts, one for the new and the other for the legacy version.  Please see the page entitled "New RefWorks" where you will find instructions on how to create an account and begin using the New RefWorks. 

RefWorks Resources

Getting Started

Create a RefWorks Account

Go to legacy RefWorks site and click on the link titled "Sign Up for a New Account".  When creating an account use your Bentley University email address.


When creating a new RefWorks Account enter your Bentley University email address and select a username that you will use when you login to your account.  You will also need to give yourself a password you can remember.


Entering Citations Manually

 Adding Citations to RefWorks (manually)

After logging in to RefWorks click on the 'References" drop down menu and select "Add New" to begin building your RefWorks database.

Select the type of citation you are creating -- "View Fields Used By"(APA, MLA, Chicago, and more) and the type of resource you used -- "Ref type" (Book, Dissertation, Journal Article, Journal Electronic, etc.).  Select a folder to save the reference.  You can also create a new folder and name it whatever you like (GB 320, History paper research, Psychology, etc.).


Use the "Add New Reference page to enter all of the bibliographic data neded for a complete citation, including Authors, Title, Volume, pages and more.

Click on the "Save Reference" button when done.  Now you are ready to enter another citation.