Answered By: Andrea Packwood
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016     Views: 76

We would strongly advise against this.

However, if you do wish to synchronize Refworks with My Research Account this is how to do it:

Firstly, you will have to contact Refworks Support (support@refworks.com) to find out what your current password is. We do not use passwords but there is still one linked to your account behind the scenes, you will be asked for this during the process below. You will need to explain that you wish to synchronise your Refworks Shibboleth account with ProQuest My Research Account and need to know your password.

We would also advise doing this from off campus to ensure you are authenticating via Shibboleth.

1.   Go to Refworks.com and log in to your RefWorks account.

2.   In RefWorks 2.0, select Update Profile at the top of your screen.

3.   Important: Make a note of your Login name. Because of Shibboleth security policies, the login name stored in the RefWorks User Information/Update Profile area is different from what you use when you log in directly to RefWorks or ProQuest. DO NOT change your Log-in Name in RefWorks. If you do, you will disable your account.

4.   Change the Password to something that you can easily remember. At this point you will be asked to confirm the change by providing your existing password - this is the password you previously emailed Refworks Support for. Then, select Save Profile at the bottom of the window. For security, your password is hidden and cannot be copied. Make a note of your password.

5.   If you are not already logged into ProQuest in a separate browser window, navigate to ProQuest.

6.   Click the My Research link at the top right of any ProQuest page.

7.   Click the Create a My Research account link.

8.   Complete the form and make sure to choose a username that is easy to remember.

9.   Select the checkbox labeled Yes next to the question “Do you have a RefWorks account?” When you select the checkbox, three fields display where you can enter your RefWorks login credentials.

10.   Enter your RefWorks login name (that you made a note of at Step 3 above) and the new RefWorks password (that you created in Step 4 above).

11.   Check the box for privacy policy and terms and conditions, then click Create account. Your RefWorks and ProQuest accounts are now synchronized. You can now view any of your existing RefWorks citations when you click the Documents tab in My Research.