RefWorks is a bibliographic management software that allows you to collect, store, organise, add notes, link (to full-text, web pages and documents), cite and create bibliographies in your preferred reference style.

Two versions of RefWorks are available.

Use RefWorks Legacy (orange logo) if you:
  • are already writing your thesis/papers using the old version of RefWorks (Legacy).
Sign in to RefWorks Legacy
Use New RefWorks (blue logo) if you:
  • are new to RefWorks and will be using it for the first time
  • have Mac with Word 2016 and you would like to use it to write your thesis/papers
  • do not have Word and would like to write your thesis/papers using Google Docs.
Sign in to New RefWorks

To create an account on New RefWorks, select University of Malta from the institution list, sign in using your UM IT Account, if not already signed in, and follow the steps on the screen.

Some important points

  • If you already have RefWorks Legacy (orange logo) account you can continue to use it.
  • If you would like to move your references from RefWorks Legacy account (orange) to the New RefWorks (blue) follow these instructions.   
  • You may use both versions simultaneously, however, please note that the versions are not synchronised. References added to the old version will not appear in the new one and vice versa.
  • When sharing folders, it is important that both users use the same version of RefWorks.

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