Utilization

RefWorks

What is RefWorks?

This service is offered to members of University of Tsukuba.
RefWorks is a web-based tool for managing reference documents.
It can import database search results to build and manage your personal bibliographic database.
You can access and manage your own document information from any location( on and off campus) and any computer.

Everyone using RefWorks will be prompted to accept or decline the new privacy policy and terms of service from Friday May 25th, 2018. 

About supported browsers

Please use the following supported browsers.
-Google Chrome ※Recommendation
-Firefox ※Recommendation
-Safari
-Microsoft Edge
※Internet Explore is not supported

How to Access

New RefWorks

RefWorks

added feature 
-Importing text and bibliography by dragging and dropping PDF files
-Unlimited upload capacity
-Highlight and comment function for attachments   etc..

Login to the new RefWorks

Old RefWorks (RefWorks2.0)

RefWorks2.0

The old RefWorks is scheduled to be discontinued on June 30, 2023.
It will be automatically disabled and no longer available.
If you are using the old RefWorks, please migrate to the new RefWorks as soon as possible.

Please also see this guide (PDF/Japanese) for more information on migration.

Users who created the account before February 2019    Login via Unified Authentication System

Users who created the account after March 2019    Login by the personal account

Creating an Account

Initial Access

Using RefWorks for the first time, please create your account.

  1. Click "Login to the new RefWorks” at this web page.
  2. Click "Create account".
  3. Enter your university email address and select "Check".
  4. Create a password that has at least 6 characters, use at least one number and one letter, and select "Sign Up".
  5. You will receive an activation email from RefWorks. Open the URL in the email.
  6. Fill in the fields of name and position of the setting screen.

Migrating from the old RefWorks to the new RefWorks

Please also see this guide (PDF/Japanese) for more information on migration.

  1. Login to the old RefWorks.
  2. Click "Upgrade to the latest RefWorks version!"
    ※ The migration may take some time depending on the amount of data and the internet environment, but the migration will continue even if you close the browser.
  3. Click "Login to the new RefWorks” at this web page and sign up with email adress and the password that you used for the old RefWorks.

Access for Alumni ? RefWorks Alumni Program ?

RefWorks can be used by alumni.
※ If you do not access RefWorks for 6 months or more, the account may be deleted.
※ This program is conducted only during under contract to RefWorks.

Users of the new RefWorks
Please select "Alumni" and change the email address to use after graduation in the setting screan.

Users of the old RefWorks

The old RefWorks is scheduled to be discontinued on June 30, 2023.
It will be automatically disabled and no longer available.
If you are using the old RefWorks, please migrate to the new RefWorks as soon as possible.

Please also see this guide (PDF/Japanese) for more information on migration.

Supported Databases

RefWorks supports easy loading of data from a number of databases. 
Note that the list contains some paid-content databases that cannot be accessed because University of Tsukuba has no contract for access.
There are restrictions on the databases that can be used with off-campus access.

Using RefWorks

The detailed usage can be found at the following URL.
Please contact us if you would like to connect with off-campus access.

New RefWorks User Guide http://www.sunmedia.co.jp/e-port/refworks/userguide/userguide-rwrs-202002.pdf (Japanese / 5112 KB)
Old RefWorks User Guide http://www.sunmedia.co.jp/e-port/refworks/userguide/userguide-rwrs20.pdf (Japanese / 5543 KB)

RefWorks User Guide(Ex Libris's website)(English)
https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/RefWorks/Product_Documentation/RefWorks_User_Guide