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RefWorks Login

Legacy RefWorks Login

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Legacy RefWorks Group Code

If you are unable to use the EZproxy access to login to Legacy RefWorks, you can authenticate your device by using the Group Code. Your CWL or UBC Card barcode and PIN are required to access the group code.

Once you have the group code, you can use the link above to login to RefWorks. 



Create an Account

Create a Legacy RefWorks Account
                Create a RefWorks Account
To create a Legacy RefWorks account, visit You may use an email address from any domain.                 To create a RefWorks account in the newest version, visit with a email address. To use a email address for your account, follow the instructions here:
Legacy RefWorks has certain unique features, allowing you to deduplicate (a useful function for systematic reviews) and also to create multiple accounts                 This version of RefWorks has additional features. You can read and annotate PDFs and retrieve citation data directly from uploaded PDFs. There is also a Google Docs plug-in for this version of Refworks.

Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes

Learn to use RefWorks in 20 minutes by watching YouTube video tutorials.

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The UBC Library Research Commons offers workshops on getting started using RefWorks. It also has one-on-one consultations that you can book online. Visit the Research Commons Guide for more details.

RefWorks and Systematic Reviews

The Legacy version of RefWorks can be helpful when conducting a Systematic Review as it can handle large exports of results from databases and process duplicates.  For the screening process, Covidence, is now available.

For more information about Systematic and related reviews, consult with your subject librarian or see the Systematic Review guide