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ProQuest RefWorks

RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to import your citations directly from databases, Google Scholar, and in other methods to organize your citations. It is very useful for large research projects, especially dissertations and theses.

Video Tutorials

Want to Migrate to the New RefWorks?

If you want to migrate to the new ProQuest RefWorks and you have Legacy, simply login to Legacy RefWorks.  On the top left hand corner, click on the link marked, "Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest."


  • Do I have to download anything to use RefWorks? No! RefWorks is a web-based tool, so you can use if from any device with an internet browser.
  • Can groups create a RefWorks account? Yes. RefWorks does not limit the number of accounts you create. Every account can have two types of access full and read-only.
  • How many references can I store in RefWorks? You may save an unlimited number of references within your RefWorks account. There is no limit on the amount of folders you can create either.
  • Is there a limit to the data I can put in the notes, abstracts and attachments?The notes, abstracts and attachments fields are limited to 5GB of information.
  • What happens when I graduate or if I leave UTEP? You keep your RefWorks account and everything in it for life! You can continue using it even when you are no longer affiliated with UTEP. Links to articles within the account will depend on your UTEP affiliation, but all references and attachments will remain accessible.
  • Where can I ask more questions about RefWorks, or request a one-on-one tutorial? Ask a librarian at the Access Services Desk:


What is RefWorks?

Getting Started

Importing Data into RefWorks

There are different ways to import data to your RefWorks account the most common are:

  • Direct Import from Databases 
  • Save Citation from Databases into Text Files (.txt)
  • Capturing Web Page data through Save to RefWorks
  • Manually Adding Reference
  • Adding Full Text to References

Where to Find Export Links

Some export links are easy to spot, others are not.  This tabbed pages go through the most popular seen links or buttons for a direct export.

This example is MinerQuest, but it is the same for all EBSCO-based databases.

Generate Bibliographies

Writing with RefWorks

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