Answered By: Jillian Silverberg
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2022     Views: 40

This FAQ is about the New (Blue) version of RefWorks, released to Quinnipiac in 2020. If you are currently using the Legacy (Orange) version of RefWorks, please consider migrating to the newer, more full-featured version, using these instructions. Information about the Legacy version can be found here.  


In New RefWorks, you cannot create multiple accounts. Instead of different accounts, users can create Projects. Projects allow users to maintain separate reference collections for different research projects. 

If you have multiple Legacy RefWorks accounts, you can consolidate them into one account in New RefWorks, with each legacy account becoming a project. You can further consolidate from there. Click here to learn how to move references between different projects.


The consolidation process is fairly easy:

1. Login to the New RefWorks. If you haven't yet created a new account, please follow the instructions here

2. Create a new Project. Give it a name, preferably something that relates to content from the Legacy RefWorks account that you'll be bringing over.

3. Click the +Add button (plus sign at the top left) and then select Import References

4. Select Legacy RefWorks from the available options.

5. Select Authorize.

6. Enter the login information for the specific Legacy account that you wish to bring into New RefWorks.

7. Select Login.

8. RefWorks will import your references, folder structure, and any custom output styles in the Legacy account. Your imported records will appear in the Last Imported folder as well.

9. Repeat this process as needed for all of your legacy accounts. 


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide:

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