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    Creating a RefWorks Account

    • Product: New RefWorks

    There are several ways to create a RefWorks Institutional account depending on your Institution’s preferences:

    • Create an account with an institutional email address
    • Create an account via an institutional unique URL on-campus
    • Create an account via an institutional unique URL and access code when off-campus
    • Receive an email from an institutional administrator with a link to create an account

     
    Regardless of the method used to create your account, you will also need to validate it to gain full access. Validation is just clicking a link on an email that you will receive after you complete the account registration process.

    Details on each method of account creation are listed below:

    Create an account with an institutional email address

    this method requires that you have an email address with your institution’s email domain (i.e., @myinstitution.edu). If you do not have an institutional email address, please sign up using one of the other methods listed below.

    1. At https://refworks.proquest.com, click on the “Create Account” link.
    2. Enter your institutional email address and click “Check”.
    3. If your institution has a RefWorks subscription, you’ll receive a “success” message and you will be asked to create a password.  Your institutional email becomes your login name.
    4. An activation email will be sent and you’ll need to validate your account to continue.
    5. Once you click on the link in the activation email, be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and department affiliation.  You’ll also be asked if you’d like to install the “Save to RefWorks” browser bookmarklet (a great way to capture data from web pages!) and if you’d like to install one of our paper writing helpers (Write-N-Cite for Word or RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs).
    6. You’ll be brought directly into your new account and are ready to begin adding your research!

    Create an account via an institutional unique URL on-campus (or within your Institution’s IP range)

    1. Navigate to your institution’s RefWorks sign-up URL. This may look something like: http://refworks.proquest.com/signup/your-intitution-name-here/ and click on the “Check” button.
    2. Enter your email address (you can use any valid email address), create a password and click “Sign Up”. Your email becomes your login name.
    3. An activation email will be sent to the email address you registered with and you’ll need to validate your account to continue.
    4. Once you click on the link in the activation email, be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and department affiliation.  You’ll also be asked if you’d like to install the “Save to RefWorks” browser bookmarklet (a great way to capture data from web pages!) and if you’d like to install one of our paper writing helpers (Write-N-Cite for Word or RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs).
    5. You’ll be brought directly into your new account and are ready to begin adding your research! 

    Create an account via an institutional unique URL and access code when off-campus (or outside your Institution’s IP range)

    1. Navigate to your institution’s RefWorks sign-up URL. This may look something like: http://refworks.proquest.com/signup/your-intitution-name-here/ and enter the access code provided to you (this is generally an 8 digit alpha/numeric code) and click on the “Check” button.
    2. Enter your email address (you can use any valid email address), create a password and click “Sign Up”. Your email becomes your login name.
    3. An activation email will be sent to the email address you registered with and you’ll need to validate your account to continue.
    4. Once you click on the link in the activation email, be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and department affiliation.  You’ll also be asked if you’d like to install the “Save to RefWorks” browser bookmarklet (a great way to capture data from web pages!) and if you’d like to install one of our paper writing helpers (Write-N-Cite for Word or RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs).
    5. You’ll be brought directly into your new account and are ready to begin adding your research!

    Receive an email from an institutional administrator with a link to create an account

    Your Institutional administrator can send you an email with a link that will allow you to create an account.

    1. After receiving the email from your local RefWorks administrator, click on the unique URL link contained in the email (alternatively you can copy and paste the link in your browser).

    This unique URL is only valid once. If you click on it and do not complete the registration process, you will need to ask our administrator to send another URL.

    1. You’ll be prompted to enter an email address (you can use any valid email address) and create a password.
    2. An activation email will be sent and you’ll need to validate your account to continue.
    3. Once you click on the link in the activation email, be directed back to RefWorks to enter your name, role and department affiliation. You’ll also be asked if you’d like to install the “Save to RefWorks” browser bookmarklet (a great way to capture data from web pages!) and if you’d like to install one of our paper writing helpers (Write-N-Cite for Word or RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs).
    4. You’ll be brought directly into your new account and are ready to begin adding your research!
       

     


    • Article last edited: 05-Oct-2017
    • Old Article Number: 13431
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