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RefWorks @ Middlebury

How to use RefWorks citation management software


The Library is canceling its subscription to RefWorks effective June 30, 2017. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through the library’s subscription.  

We no longer support the creation of new RefWorks accounts. If you already have a RefWorks account, see the Migrate from RefWorks page for advice on how to save your RefWorks citations for use in other applications. If you would like assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact a librarian at


RefWorks 2, or RefWorks 3?

This guide is for legacy RefWorks

  • RefWorks 2: If you have been using RefWorks 2 (also known as Legacy RefWorks) the advice in this guide is applicable to your account. Be aware that clicking on “RefWorks” links in Summon will bring you to a page that invites you to create an account with RefWorks 3, and RefWorks 3 will not automatically contain your citations from legacy RefWorks. More advice at: Flow has a new name.
  • RefWorks 3: If you used Summon or another library database to save citations to a Flow account, please be aware that Flow is now called RefWorks 3. If you were a Flow user, look for more advice on this guide: RefWorks 3 (formerly Flow).

Off-campus access

If you're logging in to RefWorks from off campus, you'll be asked for a group code.

  • Group Code. This link will bring you to a page that is password protected (Midd students, faculty, staff only). Use your Middlebury username and password to view it.  The group code allows off-campus access to Middlebury College's subscription to RefWorks.  After you log in with the group code, you can log in with your RefWorks username and password.

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