Library Research Guide
RefWorks is a citation management tool available to all K-State students, staff, faculty and alumni free of charge.
Click on the image to sign in to the most recent version of RefWorks. First time users click the "create account" link.
RefWorks 3 is a version of RefWorks built from the ground up released in Fall 2016. You can identify it by its blue and white color scheme, including its logo that features a blue square with a white piece of paper.
RefWorks 2 is the version of RefWorks we used at K-State 2010-2016. It is also known as Legacy RefWorks. You can identify it by its orange and blue color scheme, including its logo, which has an orange image of a piece of paper with its corner folded down.
This FAQ is the only place we use RefWorks 2 and RefWorks 3 to discuss the differences and switching to RefWorks 3. In other locations we use the word RefWorks, meaning RefWorks 3.
RefWorks 3 retains many of the essential features of RefWorks 2 while adding:
At the risk of great confusion. We do not advise using both unless you are in transition.
Warning: If you are in the middle of writing a document using Write-n-Cite, DO NOT move to RefWorks 3. Wait until you have a break in writing projects. (There is a workaround for this, by using both @ksu and @k-state accounts with different versions and using method 2 below but that can be confusing.)
RefWorks 2 users have two options for moving existing references into the New RefWorks.
RefWorks 3 permits one RefWorks account per university email address. You can have two accounts if you sign up for one with ksu.edu AND another with k-state.edu versions of your email address.
If you created multiple accounts using one email, only one account will be migrated. Your options include: