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New ProQuest RefWorks

This guide provides information and instructions on how to use the new interface of RefWorks.

Logging into RefWorks / Setting up Accounts

Legacy RefWorks


To log into New RefWorks

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2. Enter your email address and password.
    (remember this account is not connected to your University

Login Not Working?

  • Make sure you created an account
  • Use your full university email address and just your ULID
  • Verify you are using the correct password.
    This is a unique account and not connected to Central Login.

Forgot your Password? Reset your password by clicking the Forgot my password link on the the login page (above the sign in button). Follow the prompts and you will receive an email message with a link to create a new password.

Legacy RefWorks

Creating Your Account

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2. Click the Create Account link below the log on box
  3. On the next page:
    1. Enter Illinois State email address
    2. Click the Check button
    3. When prompted, enter a password
    4. Click the Sign Up button
  4. Log into your email account and open the email confirmation message.
  5. Click the activation link to complete your registration.
  6. When prompted, fill in the form to add your personal information (e.g. first and last name, etc.)
  7. You will then have immediate access to your new account

Note: Unlike Legacy RefWorks, you can easily create your account on or off campus

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