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The New RefWorks: Getting Started

Create a New RefWorks account

Use your St Thomas email only, such as student@stthomas.eduGo to and click the “sign up” link.

Fill in your information making sure to use your UST ( email address (you can’t sign up with,, etc.).

Use any password you'd like. Your RefWorks account is NOT connected to your St Thomas email account, so when you change your St Thomas password, RefWorks will remain the same.

You'll receive an email with a link to complete the registration process. Start working!

Already have a Legacy RefWorks Account?

Move your old citations from the old account into the New RefWorks!

First, set up a New RefWorks account (as described in the box above).

Go into your New RefWorks account. At the top of the page, click on the + sign and then on the Import 


Third, choose RefWorks

Log into your Legacy RefWorks account, using its username and password.


RefWorks will download your old records into the New RefWorks and keep all of your folders.

Begin adding new citations!


Why RefWorks?

Cartoon shows a student worried about her last citation needed for capstone project. She only knows the author's last name, Johnson, and a bit about the topic. But luckily she's saved the paper to RefWorks, so she'll be able to find it!

Start saving articles from the beginning of your time at school. Then later, you'll be able to find everything you find interesting.

Support by Librarians

Merrie Davidson (Mpls.)

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