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ATTENTION: Legacy RefWorks

As of June 30, 2023, legacy RefWorks will no longer be available.
Follow instructions in the Upgrade Guide to upgrade to newest version of RefWorks.

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What is RefWorks Legacy (Old RefWorks)?

There are now two versions of RefWorks available to Texas A&M patrons, New RefWorks and RefWorks Legacy (Old RefWorks). If you have been using the same account for some time now, you are probably using Legacy (Old) RefWorks; the login link is below and available through the RefWorks Legacy (Old RefWorks) menu option to the left.

RefWorks Legacy is a web based tool for collecting, accessing, organizing, citing, and sharing citations including articles, books, websites, and more.  

Step 1Create an account: Fill out form, selecting your own username and password

Step 2Learn the basics:  watch videos

Step 3. Add citations:Add from variety of sources (many are covered in handout)

  • Add from: Compendex, EBSCO, JSTOR, Lexis Nexis, Ovid, Proquest, Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science
  • Add from Articles search on Library Homepage
  • Add from Endnote, another TAMU RefWorks account, another university RefWorks account
  • Add using RefGrabIt, a tool for adding websites Pubmed articles, & more

Step 4. Managing Citations: organizing citations by folder, removing duplicates, adding PDF's, and more

Step 5. Create bibliographies: RefWorks helps you create bibliographies in 3 ways- quick list, Using Write-N-Cite in MS Word (PC or Mac), or using any word processor such as open office 

Group Code

The Legacy RefWorks group code is: rwtamu

Alumni Access

RefWorks allows users to continue access even after leaving TAMU.  Access is also extended to TAMU alumni.

1) Go to

2) Click on Login tab

Please contact Margaret Foster at with questions.

Transfer Records from Legacy or Mendeley to New RefWorks

It is a simple procedure to transfer your Legacy RefWorks or Mendeley records into New RefWorks:

  1. Open your New RefWorks account
  2. Click on the "Add Records " icon (the "plus" sign in the tool bar)
  3. Click "Import Records"
  4. Click "RefWorks" or "Mendeley"
  5. Click "Authorize"
  6. Login into your Legacy RefWorks or Mendeley account to transfer