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RefWorks - Versions: Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks

Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks

Legacy RefWorks

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Link to Legacy RefWorks:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VERSION OF REFWORKS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER JUNE 30TH. Visit the New Refworks guide for instructions on how to transfer your RefWorks library into the updated version, or contact a librarian if you are interested in transitioning your library to Zotero

Legacy RefWorks LibraryGuide (link below):

Options for Help

Self-Help Options

  • See the Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks LibraryGuides, linked in the corresponding boxes above.
  • See the New RefWorks User Guides

Help Options from Lehigh

Help Options from ProQuest

  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: +1-800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or +1-734-997-4440
  • Support hours are: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

New RefWorks

New RefWorks logo

Link to New RefWorks

New RefWorks LibraryGuide (link below):

Choose Which RefWorks You Would Like to Use

Two versions of RefWorks are now available: Legacy RefWorks and New RefWorks

Which version should I use?

At this time, we suggest that Legacy RefWorks users transition to New RefWorks with two caveats. We suggest you delay your transition if you are:

  • currently using RefWorks to complete research
  • a power user who uses advanced functions of Legacy RefWorks

Some differences between the two interfaces are described in page one of this document:

For help, please see the "Options for Help" box on this guide. 

Alumni Access

Alumni Access

Please see the following link for details about alumni access:

Will alumni be able to access RefWorks after graduation?


A note from 10/2/2020 mentioned that "we have modified how the alumni program works. For both versions of RefWorks, we are extending access to all users who are alumni of a subscribing school. So as long as the school subscribes, all alumni can continue to use the program."