New Refworks

New RefWorks

New RefWorks is a web-based reference management system that helps you write references in your text when you use multiple sources. New RefWorks is available for all employees within Region Norrbotten.

New RefWorks has replaced Legacy RefWorks. If you still are using Legacy RefWorks, you need to switch to New RefWorks, but read the information at the bottom of the page before switching. So far it is possible to use the older version, please note that there will be no new updates.


Before you install New RefWorks:

  • Use the latest version of Java
  • Allow pop-ups
  • Two New RefWorks accounts for the same text document will only work in Google Docs
  • Do not use the Track Changes feature in Word when creating a reference list


Log in / Create account

Learn how to use New RefWorks


In order for New RefWorks to work in Word, you need to install a plug-in called Write-N-Cite. Contact the Technical Manager if you need help with the installation.

Legacy RefWorks

Even if you have an account in Legacy RefWorks, you will need to create a new account when you switch to New RefWorks. Note that you cannot switch accounts if you want to continue working on an ongoing document using Legacy RefWorks and Write-n-Cite in Word. Therefore, complete the entire document before switching to New RefWorks.

Before switching from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks, you need to uninstall Write-N-Cite in Word, which you do under Insert and Extension. Then you can reinstall Write-N-Cite from your new account in New RefWorks. You can also import the saved references from Legacy RefWorks to New RefWorks, see link below.

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