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Cancellation Notice

UBC Library has made the decision to end the subscription to RefWorks citation management software as of September 30th, 2022.  All users of Legacy or New RefWorks will have to transfer their references to another citation management tool before that date. For more information, see this Library Service Update.

For step-by-step instructions on migration and FAQ, see the RefWorks Migration Guide.

Notice about RefWorks

UBC Student Microsoft Office 365 and RefWorks Plugin for Microsoft Word

If you are using UBC Student Microsoft Office 365, and want to use RefWorks from inside Microsoft Word, you use the RCM Plugin. The instructions for installing the RCM Plugin vary for desktop and online versions of Microsoft Word. To use the RCM Plugin, Mac users must use online Microsoft Word whereas PC users can choose either desktop or online Microsoft Word.

Install RCM Plugin for Word on the Desktop (PC only)

Install RCM Plugin for Word Online (PC or Mac)

Older versions of Microsoft Office and Write-N-Cite

If you have an earlier version of Microsoft Office (such as Microsoft Office 2016), you can still use Write-N-Cite to use RefWorks from inside Microsoft Word.

Public workstations with Write-N-Cite installed:

UBC Library's workstations have Write-N-Cite installed on MS Word. Visit:  This link also includes instructions for accessing the Remote Labs.

RefWorks Login

Legacy RefWorks Login

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Legacy RefWorks Group Code

If you are unable to login to Legacy RefWorks, you can authenticate by using the Group Code. A valid CWL is required to access the group code. Once you have the group code, you can use the link above to login to RefWorks. 

Notice about RefWorks and Privacy: 

UBC RefWorks accounts and databases are stored on servers outside of Canada located in the United States.