There are currently 2 versions of RefWorks available: RefWorks New and RefWorks Legacy. Legacy RefWorks will not be developed anymore. It is not yet known until when Legacy RefWorks will remain available.
Differences between RefWork New and Legacy:
We currently recommend using Legacy RefWorks to perform a systematic review. This is because the Legacy RefWorks proves to be more reliable when deduplicating references. In all other cases you are advised to choose RefWorks New.
Upgrade from RefWorks Legacy to RefWorks New.
Points of attention:
Actions to take after upgrading your account:
If you use the RefWorks Citation Manager while logged in to RefWorks New, you will be asked to upgrade your document if your document was originally created with RefWorks Legacy. Upgrading documents to RefWorks New is only possible for documents that use citations from a single RefWorks account. If citations from multiple Legacy RefWorks accounts have been used, for example, if multiple people are working on the document and adding references from their own Legacy RefWorks account, the document cannot be upgraded to New RefWorks.
Always save a copy of the document before upgrading the document to New RefWorks! Do not upgrade the document if you need to meet a deadline for your document. Upgrade if you have time to learn the new interface.
In case of problems with upgrading documents, see the Tips for upgrading a document created in Legacy RefWorks for use in New RefWorks or look under Contact for possible support within the Hanze Library.
RefWorks Legacy will not be further developed and will be taken out of production as soon as RefWorks New is sufficiently developed. It is not yet known when this will be. For a brief explanation of the possibilities of Legacy RefWorks, see the recording from RefWorks (Legacy) in 15 Minutes below.